Saturday, April 28, 2012

A quote too long for Twitter...and potentially too "out there" for facebook. So here it is.

I have been reading this book and loving it. I can see how it would certainly ruffle some feathers, but that is only if you are in love with being a white, consumeristic, western, capitalistic, self-loving Christian*. And even so, perhaps you should carefully consider this book.

Anyway, I liked this quote (which is mostly a quote from someone else).

"...the image of God means that 'we could search the world over, but we could not find a man so low, so degraded, or so far below the social, economic, and moral norms that we have established for ourselves that he had not ben created in the image of God.'" (page 82....the internal quote is quoting Thomas Maston, The Bible and Race)

In our eyes the person who is the lowest of the low, the scum of the earth....has still been created in the image of God. We need to remember this. I need to remember this.

*I'm not trying to imply that any one person who reads this blog fits this description exactly. Although I'm sure that most readers could identify with at least one of the descriptors. Myself included.

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