Friends, I have some tough words to speak today. I fought doing it, but I can’t keep them to myself, and I have to trust that being charitable doesn’t mean hiding from concerns. I’ve written about translations before. It’s a complicated topic. No translation is perfect. No translation really ever will be. There will always… Continue reading Revealed: The Need for The Spirit
And that’s when I realized the idea I mentioned above about the poor. They are often quite literally “stuck.” They have little way to survive without saving as much money as possible; and yet in order to save that money, many of them have to buy from people that would directly or indirectly take advantage of them. So what can they actually do to help their own circumstances?
People are assuming not just that we have a scarcity of resources, but that we cannot work enough to transform them. They also assume (or willingly forget) that government systems are not already in place for the Christian to take her faith and transform the world through it as a divinely-ordained framework for good.