Thursday, January 25, 2007

Insulating Ourselves

I found this notion personally challenging...

"Layers of insulation separate the rich and the poor from truly encountering one another. There are the obvious layers like picket fences and SUVs, and there are the more subtle ones like charity. Tithes, tax-exempt donations, and short-term mission trips, while they accomplish some good, can also function as outlets that allow us to appease our consciences and still remain a safe distance from the poor."

- Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution (Zondervan, 2006), page 157

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