When you know someone's name you recognize their human dignity. By knowing their name, a person is transformed in your mind from a "thing" to be used into a person with a soul. No one wants to be reduced to where they came from, their skin color, the way they look, or the money they have. Names lead to deeper relationships and open the door to the complexity and individuality of each human person.
Gustavo Gutierrez, a Peruvian theologian and Dominican priest, is regarded as one of the primary founders of liberation theology. Born in Peru, he spent much of his life in Lima living and working among the poor.
Link in bio for more information and an interview with him.
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