Monday 11 July 2011
Leaving a large footprint: Shane Claiborne brings message of love, responsibility back home ☀
So Claiborne bought a row house in Philadelphia and started spreading the message of love thy neighbor. His nonprofit bought another house and then another. Today there are 10 of these row houses that were originally built to house factory workers in this City of Brotherly Love. It’s become a village of people who believe in sharing all they have to raise someone else up.
Claiborne said it’s all about following the example of Christ and not our own path. Grace, not greed. Selflessness over self absorption. “Love thy neighbor as thyself is going to require us to discover another dream than Wall Street’s dream,” this passionate Christian activist said.
He does see signs of encouragement that this simpler existence is gaining momentum. The younger generation, thanks to the Internet and other tools, sees beyond its own front door.
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