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Lazarus rises from the bondage of death, but he still not totally free. Do you understand that? He still has bandages... God freed him from the grave; others will free him from bandages. That’s the way it is, my friends.


Go and see big cities, New York, LA, Chicago... Go in poor countries also. Meet Jimmy. HIV, born from a prostitute and drug addict... Tell him about the struggle of some churches to come with a "perfect" nominating committee... Tell him about your frustration because your preacher did not stop at 12:00 even and delayed your Sabbath lunch by several minutes... Tell Jimmy about this and see what he will say about you and your religion.


Talk with Esmeralda, the poorest girl from the poorest neighborhood from the poorest city of Guatemala, who walks four hours through the jungle to attend church. No car with air conditioning, but bare feet, walking four hours there and another four hours to return. She was a sex slave for five years, sold by her own parents. She got sick and was sent back. And on the way back, God called her: "Come out from the death!"... Miracle. She is now alive, but you can see the bandages that kept her tight in the grave... And we dare to judge her, her past, her present imperfections? Our job is to take the bandages off and to pour some ointment on her wounds...


The bondage of poverty is the worst kind of bondage. It keeps millions tied up.

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