April 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we reject our relatedness to the poor, the weak, the simple and the unlovable we define the family of creation over and against God.  In place of God we decide who is worthy of our attention and who can be rejected.  Because of our deep fears, we spend time, attention, and money on preserving our boundaries of privacy and increasing our knowledge and power.  We hermetically seal ourselves off from the undesired ‘other’, the stranger, and in doing so, we seal ourselves off from God.  By rejecting God in the neighbor, we reject the love that can heal us.”  Fr. Ilia Delio

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