Blog Template Theology of the Body: Charity Wins Deep Loyalty for Hezbollah

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Charity Wins Deep Loyalty for Hezbollah

"...Hezbollah has provided essential services for years to Lebanon’s poor Shiites. When Haider Fayadh, left, a cafe owner in Tyre, could not pay a huge electricity bill, Hezbollah paid it..."

More from the NY Times coverage here.

CF this nifty little challenge on point from Acts Chapters 2 and 4:

"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers...And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need...And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need."

Hmmm... the things the Western Church needs to recall...