"For this revolution is not, in fact, concerned with liberating us from our poverty and misery, but rather from our wealth and our totally excessive prosperity. It is not a liberation from what we lack, but from our consumerism in which we are ultimately consuming our very selves. It is not a liberation from our state of oppression, but from the untransformed praxis of our own wishes and desires. It is not a liberation from our powerlessness, but from our own form of predominance. It frees us, not from the state of being dominated, but from that of dominating; not from our suffering, but from our apathy; not from our guilt, but from our innocence, or rather from that delusion of innocence which the life of domination has long since spread out in our souls." - Johann Baptist Metz, Christians and Jews After Auschwitz
I don't claim to know much about Metz, nor do I know to what "revolution" he refers. But is this not the power of the gospel, to free us from self? I say amen. Let us be truly liberated.
From "Liberation from Wealth" posted by Boyd on Nonviolent Jesus