Tuesday Tidbits

Today I'm working on a paper for a class. The subject matter is "Walking with the Poor" based on the book (same name) by Myers.

If you are the least bit interested in missions...this is a great book. It is eye opening in many areas.

Here is one of my favorite quotes out of the book,

"At the end of the day, the poverty of the non-poor is the same kind of poverty as the poor, only differently expressed. The poverty of the non-poor is fundamentally relational and caused by sin. The result is a life full of things and short on meaning. The non-poor simply believe in a different set of lies. The only difference is that the poverty of the non-poor is harder to change. 'A bank account and abundant diet somehow (I cannot explain it quite satisfactorily) insulate man from coming to feel the primary truth of history" (Koyama 1974, 23). This is what Jesus was trying to say when he compared a rich man getting into the kingdom as a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle."

How do you view the poor around you?
Do you sense your own poverty at any level when confronted with the poverty of others?
What do you do for those impoverished in your community?

Just a Tuesday Tidbit...

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