Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Check Please

It seems to me that we are in a turning point in history. We can continue to rely on the same economic practices and ideologies that got us into this mess or we can travel down a new road that is much different than the one we have always taken in the past. 


"The way out has to be different than the way in"


Maybe for the first time we can ask the oppressed and the poor how they would like the systems of society to be set up. 


Strive for equality not just in laws and perspectives but equality fleshed out in the structures of our society that currently keep the rich richer and the poor poorer. 


As followers of Christ, who tore down everything about unjust hierarchal systems, now is a beautiful time to wonder over some questions: what is Jesus’ dream for economics of the world, is his dream in line with present practices and ideologies, and is Jesus' way of doing things may be what could bring us out of the pit we have dug ourselves into. Or will we continue to perceive Jesus’ commands as to idealistic and inapplicable to the present world.


"The great temptation of the church, and of every believer, is the offer Satan made to Jesus in the desert: to win the world with power. But power will not end poverty. We must discover another way of living." 

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