War & Simplicity

March 10, 2010

“Wars are generally fought for material things; they’re not fought over ideals.  After we get into them, we are told we are fighting for ideals.  We are fighting for oil and tin and rubber and markets, and as long as we insist on a standard of life that is so high above all the rest of the world, we’re going to have to pay for our standard of living with a lot of blood.   I think we ought to re-examine the fact that Jesus was a pauper, and we should be committing ourselves to a very humble, simple way of life.” 

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Source: Clarence Jordan, Koinonia Community

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