Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nonviolent Jesus: Liberation from Wealth

Nonviolent Jesus: Liberation from Wealth  

"For this revolution is not, in fact, concerned with liberating us from
our poverty and misery, but rather from our wealth and our totally
excessive prosperity. It is not a liberation from what we lack, but
from our consumerism in which we are ultimately consuming our very
selves. It is not a liberation from our state of oppression, but from
the untransformed praxis of our own wishes and desires. It is not a
liberation from our powerlessness, but from our own form of
predominance. It frees us, not from the state of being dominated, but
from that of dominating; not from our suffering, but from our apathy;
not from our guilt, but from our innocence, or rather from that delusion
of innocence which the life of domination has long since spread out in
our souls." - Johann Baptist Metz, "Christians and Jews After

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