Attending To Him

by Zoe Pollock

A South African pastor has drawn criticism for preaching AIDS awareness, getting tested in front of his congregation (along with 100 others from his township) and delivering a sermon "Jesus was HIV-positive." In an interview the pastor stands by his sermon:

In many parts of the Bible, God put himself in the position of the destitute, the sick, the marginalised. When we attend to those who are sick, we are attending to him. When we ignore people who are sick, we are ignoring him.