A Broken World

We are slow to compassion
because we are quick to exploit
others for our own gain.

We are slow to compassion
because of our own
misguided sense of scarcity
where nothing is ever enough
because we do not trust
the abundance of God.

As we grow in compassion
we are able to see more clearly
the beauty of all life
and we also increase our desire
to transform everything ugly
into something beautiful.

Action is as important as prayer;
each of us must take responsibility
for meeting the world’s need,
for we are the accomplices of evil
if we do nothing to prevent it.

Contemplation and action
are flip sides of the same coin.

Contemplation means
to witness and respond.

Ours is a broken world in turmoil.
We need restoration and wholeness.
We need Christ.

God is in the midst of evil,
ever ready to redeem it.

God is constantly revealing his redemptive power.

If you are a disciple of Christ,
you should be doing the work of Christ.

To be a follower
of Christ
is to be a friend
of the poor and the excluded.

Faith should not be locked up in the mind.
Faith needs to be lived out –
by service to the will of God.

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