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MCC Great Lakes Meeting: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

  • By Mennonite Church of Normal
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  • May 6, 2015

At the MCC Great Lakes gathering on Saturday, May 2, we heard a report on the work of SWAP (Sharing With Appalachian People).   A short film emphasized that while outside volunteers coming to KT give much in terms of physical labor and monetary donations, the people there have much to teach the volunteers. This quote, attributed to Phillip Yancey’s The Jesus I Never Knew seems to underscore that point. The poor, the hungry, the mourners, and the oppressed truly are blessed. Not because of their miserable states, of course – Jesus spent much of his life trying to remedy […]

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