I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty

The Gospel and the PoorPeter Day, priest of The Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn, wonders what it means to follow Pope Francis’ call to become the church of the poor and unsurprisingly finds this call deeply rooted in scripture.

“Prayer and comfortable living are incompatible”, so said Teresa of Avila; one might tweak this a little and add: “a comfortable church cannot preach the Joy of the gospel with authority.”

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