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Quotable comments on poverty

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Moving quotes from the Campaign to Make Poverty History

“The US cannot win the war on terrorism unless we confront the social and political roots of poverty.”
– Colin Powell

“It’s not about charity, it’s about justice.”
– Bono

“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.”
– Eli Khamarov

“It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
– Mother Theresa

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have too much…it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
– Robert Kennedy

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October 26, 2007 at 6:05 pm

My unrespectable hero (sermon of Sep 16, ’07)

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I loved preaching this sermon; even more, I loved preparing it. Discovering afresh who Jesus is and what his passions are still breathes life into my heart. May it serve you, so.

Two shepherds. Which best represents a Bible figure?

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Proper 19 (24) September 16, 2007
Luke 15:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28; Psalm 14

We sang Cry of My Heart; Shout to the North; Above All; Be the Centre

And the sermon:

[With the opening of the Luke verses on the video screen, I moved between parts of the congregation, asking the people on one side to be the group described in the first verse. The first group’s job was to appear disreputable, which was really pretty funny.] Read the rest of this entry »