Visible Idols

We prefer the reality of this world to the mystery of the next world, and so we value what is expedient and useful instead of what is holy and creative. We erect visible idols to replace the invisible spirit of God. Our lives are consumed by competition and our work is dedicated to producing a commercial commodity; and as a result our spiritual fire has been all but snuffed out. By serving the poor we are not only practicing Christian charity, we are also reforming ourselves. Every act of love, compassion and sacrifice transforms our world in which hatred, cruelty and avarice reign into a new world in which the kingdom of God blossoms.


2 Responses to “Visible Idols”

  1. 1 Bob White, sj January 5, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Yes, we find God in all things, but especially in the poor. But how do we find God in the poor. The poor depend totally on God because they have so little control over the world.

  2. 2 Mary Dib January 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

    That puts it in a nutshell -the dual benefit of helping the poor.

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