18 January 2013

If we believe all people are equal we must live this


Reverend Peter Sandeman, chief executive officer of Anglicare SA, says believing in equality is meaningless without living it -

In our work at Anglicare SA, we follow the example of Jesus - he healed and served everyone, including those who were marginalised as sinners and the sick. He subverted the stereotypes of the self-righteous religious elite.

Jesus taught the Kingdom of God is for everyone, not just the pious, and He enjoyed the company of 'outcasts' – publicans, prostitutes, tax collectors and other 'sinners'.

Our concept of who are outcasts and sinners may have changed but the principle remains: "All are welcome.''

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