Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Hole in Our Gospel: Day 4

From the Hole in Our Gospel "Personal Action Journal":
Is there enough money--among the richest people in the world--to eliminate poverty?  Are you rich?  Could you help?
There are websites you can go to that let you enter your annual income and will then tell you where you stand among the world's richest people.

Eye opening.

Our family is a one-income family.  That one income comes from a United Methodist pastor.  We live in a small town in the Panhandle of Texas.

We are among the top 1% of the world's richest people. 

The top 1%.

There is such a disparity between the rich of this world and the poor of this world that it is almost unimaginable.  And we are far from rich.  We are extremely blessed and very well provided for, but we are not rich.

Unless you talk to the family in India that sleeps seven family members in their one-room mud shack that is smaller than my bathroom and attempts to live on less than $2 a day. 

Then yes, we are rich.

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