Saturday, December 24, 2005

WHAT CHRISTMAS MAY HELP US SEE

"Without the perspective of the poor, we see nothing, not even an angel. When we approach the poor, our values and goals change. The child appears in many other children. Mary also seeks sanctuary among us. Because the angels sing, the shepherds rise, leave their fears behind, and set out for Bethlehem, wherever it is situated these days."

-- Dorothy Soelle

(Image is of a 1923 painting by William Roberts titled "The Poor Family")

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