True religion will not let us fall sleep in the comfort of our freedom. Love thy neighbor is not a piece of advice, it is a command.
His truth is marching on. Because where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die. And to those in the church who still sit in judgment on the AIDS emergency let me climb into the pulpit for just one moment. Because whatever thoughts we have about God who He is or whether He exists. Most will agree. God has a special place for the poor. The poor are where God lives.
God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is where the opportunity is lost and lives are shattered. God is with the mother who has infected her child with a virus that will take both their lives.
God is under the rubble and the cries we hear during wartime. God, my friends, is with the poor. And God is with us if we are with them. This is not a burden, this is an adventure!
Hat tip to U2 Sermons blog for bringing this video to my attention.