What a wonderful illustration of the great divide. This delightful cartoon tells the story of one of my favorite quotes.
“The distance between us and the poor is the distance between us and God.”
A church that is happy and taking its ease during these times is a church that doesn’t comprehend the love of God, or the gospel of Jesus Christ. And any Christian leader that isn’t outraged at our government’s treatment of the poor and marginalized needs to wake up and pay attention.
To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there’s more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of welfare. — Norman Mailer
I find it difficult to disagree with Mr. Mailer’s statement. I’ve seen a lot more abuse of government favors by the rich than by the poor.
We find it easy to blame the poor for doing what the rich are praised for doing on a far larger scale. For the poor it is about survival. For the rich it’s about greed.
What do you think? Do you agree? If you disagree I would love the hear why.