Where was the church?

This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”

I think AIDS is one of many issues that the world will look back and ask, "Where was the church?" Like it or not, I think we will be judged on how we handle the crisis. At present, our actions don't match up with our words. Our silence on the issue – and our lack of concern for the growing number of widows and orphans – is deafening. We talk about having love and compassion for the people of the world, but continue to pour the vast majority of our resources into ourselves – our church buildings and programs. While we're paving parking lots and building auditoriums, African children are literally lying next to the corpses of their parents. It's tragic. (Spencer Burke, Making Sense of the Church)
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada