Thursday, July 24, 2008

Being involved is to be fully human!

Bishop Desmond Tutu describes the nature of true religion. Not indifference but intelligent engagement, costly involvement and incarnational participation.

“Religion is not a form of escapism. Our God does not permit us to dwell in a kind of spiritual ghetto, cut off from the real life out there. When God encounters injustice, oppression, exploitation, he takes sides. Then God and the Bible are subversive of such a situation.
Our God is not a God who sanctifies the status quo. He is a God of surprises, uprooting the powerful and the unjust to establish his kingdom”.

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