A great quick read from our friends and neighbors at the Bonhoeffer House featured on the Huffington Post.
Brandon Lazarus, seminarian at Perkins, responds to Romney’s comments from the recent leaked video about the 47 percent of Americans who receive some form of assistance from the government (including something like student loans).
“We invite the community into our home to eat and pray because we want to be close not just our own friends in the house but also our neighbors. Once you get to know someone more intimately, you get to think of them as a brother or sister and their needs become your needs,” Lazarus said.
“To say that people are entitled to food, I would agree. My Christian beliefs tell me that we should care for those who are hungry, without shelter, those who are in prison”
I give kudos to the Bonhoeffer house for extending God’s table into our neighborhood in some cool ways. Their perspective always reminds me to see these issues from different sides and remember how complex our world is. Working to end hunger in our communities, to insure that children and families have ways to get nourishment, is not a partisan issue – it’s not about us and them. It’s about all of us, the way we live, the things we value, and the kinds of communities we want to live in. May we continue to pray and work and advocate for the least of these among us.