Has there ever been a time when you did not have a home or a permanent address? Home an important way we organize our lives.
A home address connects you with public services, a neighborhood, and a community. Home is a safe place to rest, to connect with family, to organize and prepare yourself for the tasks of work and school.
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photo by Yamon Figurs
Do you sometimes wonder what you can do to make a difference? I believe that if we keep our eyes open we will see opportunities to love our neighbors who are living in poverty.
Here are two great stories about seeing the opportunity to live justly –
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In my (limited) experience, church people work together to connect with the world mainly in two ways: to tell about Jesus, and to share our money. Mostly, we give our money to other groups working to tell about Jesus or fight poverty.
Sharing Jesus and sharing money are good things to do. If you are doing these things, I support you.
But I think we are overlooking something important.
Continue reading “Churches Have More to Share Than Jesus and Our Money”
It’s been several months since I came across this article about
the myth that lack of self-control is the what keeps people poor, and I keep going back to read it again. There are so many factors contributing to poverty and blaming the people who are trapped there doesn’t help.
We can reach out in compassion, building on the resources that already exist.
“Gently encourage the stragglers, and
reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person…” (from 1 Thessalonians 5)
We all know how it feels to be exhausted by life. That’s a place where we can all connect and encourage one another.