Wednesday, May 06, 2009

MacDonald: ministering to the poor

May 6, 2009

    So [Jesus] replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
    -- Luke 7:22,23 (NIV)

    I cannot imagine a much greater misfortune for a man (not to say a clergyman) than not to know, or knowing, not to minister to, any of the poor.
    ... George MacDonald (1824-1905), Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood, London: Hurst & Blackett, 1867, vol. 1, p. 110-111. (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, implant in me a greater heart for the poor.

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