We are about ending poverty, not simply managing it. We give people fish. We teach them to fish. We tear down the walls that have been built up around the fish pond. And we figure out who polluted it.
This is what I think community should be about. Not all communities. And not all capacities. And I think, in a sense, it’s what I think teaching should be about, if I were to holistically live it out. Which I think I’d rather do than the paperwork. (But then again, easier said than done.)
From The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, Shane Claiborne
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