Stand up for the Least of These


In the light of the recent national elections and the polarization of our nation, Rev. Luis Cortes, Founder, President and CEO of Esperanza Inc., spoke about the role of a Christian in the “Post-Orwellian” era at the Windows on the World series at Eastern University last Jan. 27.

The Windows series aims to broaden the conversation on matters silent to Eastern’s institutional mission of faith, reason and justice. Rev. Cortes explored how Christians should comport themselves through a discussion that draws upon three key Bible verses: Philippians 4:11-13, Matthew 23:11-12, and Matthew 25:40.

“You must decide on whose side you will be and how much are you willing to give. On whose behalf should you take action? Jesus said: the hungry, the imprisoned, the naked, the thirsty, the stranger and the sick,” Rev. Cortes said. “As people of Christ we should remember, the greatest among you shall be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

In attendance, there were undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students as well as staff and faculty. The lectures are open to the public.