Friday, 30 December 2016
We are used to authority systems which operate from the top down.
But God operates from the bottom up.
God is with the lowly, the poor, the disadvantaged.
He dwells with the disabled, the persecuted, and the starving.
He lifts up the humble.
He hears their prayers.
And you, who are the winners of this world, what do you know of God?
What do you know of His ways?
Mercy, forgiveness, justice, compassion, love.....
You would do better to take your lead from the humble poor.
"'So the last will be first, and the first will be last.'" Matthew 20:16 (NRSV)
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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