The Mandate for Caring for the Needy

Helga, who runs a soup kitchen for orphan children, has just told Sr Carlotta that after a particularly violent day she nearly "left the children to God" and retired, but had changed her mind. Sr. Carlotta, responds: That's good. You can't just leave them to God when God has left them to us." From Ender's …

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Today’s Psalm

I am reminded of the radically different moral sensibility we moderns bring to the discussion in contrast to the biblical writers. Psalm 149 is one of the psalter selections in today's lectionary readings, where we find this (vs. 6ff) Let the high praises of God be in their throats and the two-edged swords in their …

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