The Secret Infidel

Forming a Christian conscience means exposing it to the hard sayings of Jesus, which call for a self-emptying commitment to the “whole law”: love of God and love of all other human beings. Jesus used as an example of this love a widow who gave her last two coins to support the temple. He didn’t call his disciples’ attention to this woman just so that they would admire her; he was making a point about the wealthy people who also contributed to the temple but whose...

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About the Author

Rev. Brian McCormick is the founder and chief executive officer of Martin House Foundation, whose programs provide housing, education, job training, youth activities, and transitional housing for the homeless.