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I subscribe to the emails that Sojourners sends out daily. In addition to other material, they usually include a "quote of the day" as well as a "verse of the day" in those mailings.
I was particularly moved by the following:
And today's verse:
There's fire in the ashes and good things happening everywhere. There are reserves of life and strength in us that we never imagine are there until we absolutely need them.
-- Jerry Smith, a Capuchin friar who runs two soup kitchens in Detroit that serve 2,000 meals a day.
For the life of me, I do not understand how "Bible-believing Christians" can justify hating immigrants or refusing to help the needy.
When you beat your olive trees, do not strip what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, do not glean what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I am commanding you to do this.