Generosity in quotes: David Lose

“Here’s the thing: it’s hard to be generous and brave and compassionate when you’re afraid, or feel like no one hears you, or suspect that no one or is looking out for you. And while there are a lot of conclusions that someone can draw from the 2016 election, one of the conclusions I’ve drawn is the unbelievable number of people – including a whole lot in our congregations – who feel disenfranchised, not heard, left behind, left out. Maybe you and I think it’s fair and understandable that they feel this way, or maybe we don’t. It almost doesn’t matter. Because – and again – it’s hard to be generous and brave and compassionate when you’re afraid, or feel like no one hears you, or suspect no one is looking out for you.”

 

David Lose, president of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, from an article on his blog “. . . In the Meantime”

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