Dec 3, 2009

Cries of the Poor

It's been a while since I lasted posted some good Straub... I love this one!
The Cries of the Poor

We need more than an emotional response
to the plight of the poor,
we need more than feelings of
sorrow and regret.
We need to be moved
by grace
to action.

When we hear the cries
of the oppressed,
the cries of the poor,
we hear the voice of God.

Where there is weakness,
there is God.

We need to ask God
to shatter our complacency,
to strip us of our need
for comfort.

4 comments:

Meredith said...

I love reading your words. Makes me really think about things. Thanks! Ben says Hi.

Cherish This Life! said...

I needed this....
We need to ask God
to shatter our complacency,
to strip us of our need
for comfort.

LOVE THAT!

PS...love the new design, SUPER CUTE!

GinSpaghetti said...

Thanks Jess :)

Mere, Nola sends smooches back to Ben!

Debbie said...

This is so eloquent. Thank you.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
-Anonymous
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub