Just Who Are The Least of These?

May 18, 2015

Dianna E. Anderson takes exception to a recent post by pastor and professor Denny Burk.

“Pastor Burk argues that the famous passage about “the least of these” in Matthew 5 refers not to the poor and the impoverished, but to the brothers of Christ – the disciples and those carrying the gospel message to the world.”

“Gospel-bearers, in his mind, are the bakers who refuse to bake cupcakes for a same-sex wedding. The florist who refuses service to the gay men next door. The multi-million dollar business unwilling to provide birth control for their employees.”

And along the way she comes up with one of the best lines I’ve read in while.

“The God of the Universe is not a closed fist, passing judgment on all who are different and outcast.

“The God of the Universe is an open hand, begging for sustenance from those who turn up their noses and pass by. “

Read the post on her blog.


Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.


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