“He is a traitor who uses the Gospel as a threat to extract money…a hypocrite who uses the cross as a sword…a wolf disguised in a lamb’s skin…a glutton who adores the tables more than the altars…a gold hungry creature who runs after the rolling coin to the farthest land…a cheat who pilfers from widows and orphans. He is a monstrous being, with an eagle’s beak, a tiger’s claws, a hyena’s teeth, and viper’s fangs.” (Spiritual Sayings of Khalil Gibran p.60)
Talk about a message that needs to be heard by the many preachers who have taken to proclaiming another gospel…which seems to know nothing of poverty, sickness and suffering…of THE Crucified‘s life and the concomitant crucified life. Greed, gluttony, lies and manipulation do not belong to the Kingdom. God help us!