Sunday, August 14, 2005

CQOD: 08/15/05 -- Sherrill: a classless church?

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 15, 2005
    If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here's a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
    Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
    -- James 2:3-5

    With our heads, we believe that the church ought to be one truly “classless society” with all men standing on a plane of perfect equality at the foot of the Cross. But if in our hearts we do not genuinely want it, the unwanted know it well enough, count us as their enemies, and turn to other faiths.
    ... Lewis J. Sherrill (1892-1957), Lift Up Your Eyes [1949]

Quiet time reflection:
    Am I ignoring someone because of status?

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