The gulf between us and the poor

Some years ago I wrote an article for ETHOS. At the time my main interest was about what the Scripture had to say about poverty and social injustice, and what God wanted the church to do. I found the following cartoon quite interesting. What are your thoughts about this cartoon?

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(Cartoon by Peter Nicholson from “The Australian” newspaper: http://www.nicholsoncartoons.com.au)

 

Here is the conclusion of my article. (The full article can be found here.)

“To me, this is how we can start to understand the Scripture’s mandate to proclaim good news to the poor. We listen to the Scripture and seek to follow Jesus’ way of life. We spend time with the marginalised and hear their cry. We allow the Spirit to work in us so that we can be authentic followers of Jesus. For the Scripture is not about a set of abstract theology, but the story of a loving and faithful God acting in the world. And he invites us to partake in that divine drama by standing in solidarity with the poor. Let us faithfully accept his invitation to love him and serve the poor.”

(Cartoon by Peter Nicholson from “The Australian” newspaper: www.nicholsoncartoons.com.au)

 

 

 

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