Friday, February 10, 2006
Wisdom from Shane Claiborne
This is a great excerpt from Shane Claiborne's new book The Irresistible Revolution: living as an ordinary radical". Shane is a founder of the Simple Way in Philadelphia, a "neo-monastic" intentional Christian community among the poor.

I remember hearing about an old comic strip... Two guys are talking to each other, and one of them says he has a question for God. He wants to ask why God allows all of this poverty and war and suffering to exist in the world. And his friend says, "Well, why don't you ask?" The fellow shakes his head and says he is scared. When his friend asks why, he mutters, "I'm scared God will ask me the same question."

Over and over, when I ask God why all of these injustices are allowed to exist in the world, I can feel the Spirit whisper to me, "You tell me why we allow this to happen. You are my body, my hands, my feet."

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