Sunday, September 26, 2010

If the history of the Church is proof of anything, it is this. It has always been at its strongest, not when it has sided with the powerful, but when it has become weak and has identified itself with those who are weak.

It has always been wealthiest, not when it has sided with the powers of this world, but when it has made itself poor and has immersed itself in the lives of the least in God's Kingdom.

It has been most effective in raising its voice in the service of the Gospel, not when it has echoed the voice of the mighty of this world, but when it has made itself the voice of the voiceless, and the champion of those whom this world has cast aside.

It is when the Church is most like its founder that it most truly becomes itself.

"The Kingdom of Heaven is a condition of the heart." (Friedrich Nietzsche)