29 June 2009

Make the obscene palatable, or impossible? Chittister

“For religious life to be worth its salt in this world now, we need thinkers who carry us beyond kind words and good deeds for desperate people, beyond the kind of charity that makes the obscene palatable to the kind of justice that makes the obscene impossible.

We need more observers of the universe who will call us back to the heights of humanity from the murky depths of the kind of mad progress won at the expense of the invisible poor.”

P 138 in Joan Chittister’s The Fire in These Ashes: A Spirituality of Contemporary Religious Life.

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