Wednesday, March 28, 2012

THE DIVINE CRY RINGS IN OUR EARS

Walter Wink relates a friend's breakthrough to a systems-addressing perspective


"My friend Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer once found himself walking through the streets of Kolkata, India, so enraged by the poverty that he wanted to scream at God, 'How can you allow such suffering?'"


"Then he came to a powerful realization: 'In the suffering of the poor God was screaming at me, in fact at all of us and at our institutions and social systems that cause and perpetuate hunger, poverty, and inequality.'"


"That divine cry rings in our ears, exhorting us to engage these mighty powers in the strength of the Holy Spirit, that human life might become more fully human."


- Walter Wink in The Powers That Be

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