The church began poor. It didn’t give to the poor. It supported the poor as poor.
Then it got rich. It uses a fraction of its money to help the poor. But now it’s afraid of losing the comfortable life it worked so hard to achieve. It gives cautiously.
But worse, the church often creates and perpetuates poverty.
The church never wants to be poor again, even though this is where its true power resides.
This cartoon was inspired by an article from Chris Hedges, The Suicide of the Liberal Church. It better explains what I mean.
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