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Christ and the Needy (1895)

Abraham Kuyper


On several occasions during the last election campaign the relationship between the rich and the poor was referred to, also by us apparently, without proper care. We have to accept that this is so, now that one of our warmest friends, who is also from a prominent family, has told us that our words had offended him on more than one occasion. There is, of course, always the possibility that the offense was in part taken rather than given, but when a loyal brother tells us that he was irritated and aggrieved, then we are inclined for our part to seek the responsibility for this in the thoughtlessness of our words, and to entreat the aggrieved and irritated brother not to hold this terminological bumbling against us.

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