Generosity in quotes: Paul Gaffney

“Over time we all forget that service is what we human beings are meant to do. We forget Jesus’ charge to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We forget the prophets, who urge us to open our cupboards to hungry people and provide shelter for those who are homeless. The culture of competition combines with fears of scarcity to overwhelm many people in supposedly stable situations. But those who live at the edges wait in lines every day to receive the scraps that the rest of us throw away.”

chaplainpaulPaul Gaffney, chaplain of the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, from “A Feast at the Edges: Feeding and Being Fed” in Christian Century magazine

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