We need the poor.

Wise and true words from Tim Suttle, completely in accord with my experience. I’ve learned more about God from being with people in difficulties than from any number of theological books (and I say that as someone who loves theology):

‘there is something deeply spiritual and important about learning how to hold the hand of people who are so broken that they will probably never get fixed this side of forever. It reminds me of how utterly broken I am, and how I’ll probably never get totally fixed this side of forever, either. It also does something very important in our own character as disciples. We need the poor much more than we realize. We need to know their names and hear their stories and care about them, even if they are perishing under the weight of their own lives. This is an important part of our discipleship, the chief impact of which will not be upon their lives, but upon ours.’

– See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/paperbacktheology/2014/01/monday-morning-confessional-83.html#sthash.w2cM1SRb.dpuf

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