Wednesday, June 23, 2010

THEOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF HOMELESS NEIGHBORS

Homelessness reveals the nature of the powers that be

“Homeless [neighbors] perform a critical theological function in our society: they unmask the deadly ways of the powers by embodying the realities and consequences of our economic system. This is why it is so important for middle-class folks to spend time with people who live on the streets: our own freedom—our very life—depends on it. Once we have spent time with homeless [neighbors], once we have heard their stories and seen their suffering, we can no longer be fooled by the powers-that-be.” -- Charles Campbell

1 comment:

  1. Great quote! I need to know where the quote comes from though, since I pick up just about every book you reference/quote! =) Thanks.

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