30 Years Later: William Stringfellow

StringfellowFrom William Stringfellow (April 26, 1928 – March 2, 1985), lawyer for the least of these and writer for the rest of us:

I believed then, as I do now, that I am called in the Word of God–as is everyone else–to the vocation of being human, nothing more and nothing less. I confessed then, as I do now, that to be a Christian means to be called to be an exemplary human being. And, to be a Christian categorically does not mean being religious. Indeed, all religious versions of the Gospel are profanities. Within the scope of the calling to be merely, but truly, human, any work, including that of any profession, can be rendered a sacrament of that vocation.

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