Saturday, August 26, 2006

Words to ponder

In his monthly column in The Evangelist, Bishop Howard Hubbard writes:
The challenge for us, therefore, is to create a simpler and sustainable lifestyle:

* one that is less dependent on money, status, prestige, affluence and influence;

* one that is more open and available in service to others;

* a lifestyle characterized by simplicity in clothing, diet, transportation and entertainment; and

* a lifestyle characterized by prayers for, advocacy on behalf of and service to the poor.

Further, this preferential option for the poor must extend itself not only to those who are materially needy but also to those who are spiritually impoverished.

The most pitiful form of human poverty is not the deprivation of material goods and possessions but the lack of knowledge of God or the lack of a meaningful relationship with God.

We wholeheartedly recommend the entire column here.