Monday, March 21, 2011

Their hearts are far from me

It is not enough that we worship the Lord with a fervent heart, and a steadfast loyalty. The prophets reign down woes on those who worship the Lord with all of the proper religious fixings, yet remain callous to the social inequality and suffering of the poor outside their doors.

James writes these words to us today, when the world is smaller than ever, and our doorstep reaches all the way around the world,

Religion deemed pure by our heavenly Father is this: When we care for the orphan, the widow and oppressed. When we do not conform to the powers of this world.