The Importance of Knowing Ernest: Sandra shares experiences and insights that have come from her family’s “unlikely” friendships with people on St. Paul’s East Side. In our movement toward the issue of poverty, it’s easy for the ‘haves’ to feel heroic for seeking to give to the ‘have-nots’. Through her relationship with Ernest, Sandra explains what can happen when we pursue relationships instead of responsibilities, or people instead of poverty.
Archive for ‘October, 2009’
Tagged as Beloved community, Friendship, Justice, Poverty, Reciprocal relationship, Reconciliation, Social construction of reality
At our first event, four artists from Woodland Hills were featured…
Tagged as Compassion, Generosity, Global poverty, Hoarding, Possessions, Poverty, Serving Jesus, Starvation, Water
Greg was careful to be clear that his challenge was primarily to those in the lower middle class of America and higher. However the principles apply to all of us: Don’t hoard the things of this world, but rather share generously with those who have less than we do.
Tagged as Grace, Poor, Poverty, Rich, Spiritual warfare, Wealth, Works
We know that we are saved by God’s grace, not our own good deeds—but God still intends that we do good deeds. In fact, God saved us so that we can be restored to right relationship with God and all of creation. This restored relationship includes the activity (good works) that God has planned for each one of us.
Tagged as Compassion by Command, Humility, Justice, Mercy, Poor, Poverty, Reciprocal, relationships, Wealthy
When we ask the simple question, “What does the Lord require?” we get a clear answer from Scripture. There are many passages we could turn to for a response, but one of the most concise is Micah 6:8. Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.