Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Quote I came across.....
I have come across some great quotes in my 'clippings' section, but I thought I would post this one:
"We understand God's predisposition for the poor, the message is one of Personal transformation and regeneration through redemption and Social Reformation to address those complex issues which contribute to poverty and keep people poor - laws that deny justice, greed of the industrialists, the lust of men, power.
He [Booth] and his Army recognised that poverty was caused not just by personal lifestyle choices, but by the greed of industrialists and sweatshop owners, the lust of men who prey on young girls, rampant disease in overcrowded tenements, the indifference of those with means, and laws that deny justice. And it is powerlessness, hopelessness, malaise, isolation, voicelessness, lack of community, deliberate oppression, that mars the identity of the poor, whether the unemployed of Whitechapel Road in London, or the untouchables of Kanyakumari in India.
The gospel is good news to the poor because it addresses their powerlessness and shines a light on the web of lies that entangles them in a hopeless status quo. There are chains and bars that must be taken away. There are sinister forces that impose barriers. There are vested interests that do not want the poor to become self-sufficient."
Colonel Herb Rader
I would like to ask for a link exchange between this blog of yours and mine.
If you accept my request, kindly add my link to your blog, proceed to my blog and tell me about it.
Ignore this if you decided to deny my request.
no but really...when are you guna blog again? i'm more up to date than u! even cathlyn and melissa! :O
I must agree with Naomi, gteting a little slack dont you think? I mean... you used to blog to often... now not at all??
I really wanna know what is going on in footscray, how it is, how god is working, how god is using you nd Melissa...
Please tell us!
Luv n miss u
hows it going! like whats going on with u and mel at footscray! u never blog anymore so i can never see what u are up 2! HEHE
well hope to see u both soon
love rhi xx
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