A great post from Mark Petersen:
So often when we relate to marginalized communities, our Messiah-complex attitude is that we are helping these poor people out. We are the givers, they are the receivers. They need us to save them, to set things right. This is a particularly common attitude amongst philanthropists.
But could it be that they are saving us?
We are saved: from our egos, from our shallowness, from our comfortable bubbles, from our isolation, from our airtight theologies. Yes, we are saved from all of this, and more, when we move to the margins and enter into relationship with those who live on the edge of death each day.