… even though we ain't got scratch …
In a society that has largely marginalized religion, especially from money discussions, we can now apply our own appreciation of margins as a way of restoring health and balance to these matters. Habitat for Humanity and the Heifer Project are both remarkable economic responses arising from religious traditions, and each came about in reacting to restore human dignity and comfort – in one case, it’s one house at a time, while in the other, it’s one domestic animal at a time. These, two, are inspiring models.
Which of these and other faith responses do you find most appealing? Which are the least appealing? Why?
What lessons can you carry over into your own life?
What other models can your own tradition contribute to this understanding?
Rediscovering the wisdom and daily discipline of our religious ancestors often brings us face-to-face with contemporary conflicts – and their resolution, as well.
In addition to the volumes already mentioned, let me suggest: