The under side of the coin

“I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times that I have heard a sermon on the meaning of religion of Christianity, to the man who stands with his back against the wall. It is urgent that my meaning be crystal clear. The masses of men [sic] live with their backs constantly against the wall. They are the poor, the disinherited, the dispossessed. What does our religion say to them? The issue is not what it counsels them to do for others whose need my be greater, but what religion offers to meet their own needs. The search for an answer to this question is perhaps the most important religious quest of modern life.” –Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited, 13.

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