world of scarcity

Tuesday August 5th  Isaiah 55: 5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor."  These were the people of God, chosen by God to be a light to the world.  Well, they didn’t do a great job.  But before we get all righteous, let us recall that through Christ that same mantle has been given also to us, and we haven’t done such a great job either.  God’s vision is a land of peace where there is enough for all, equity for all, justice for all, food for all, no one having too much and no one having too little.  We still have half the nation angry because we try to assist with health care. We still have calls to cut veterans benefits and food stamps and unemployment to pay for the tax cuts for the already way too wealthy.  How can we move our communities, our churches, our nations to be closer to God’s vision?  Impossible you say?  Remember what happened with the feeding of the multitudes in Matthew 14?  If we see the miracle as Jesus multiplying the food, then we live in a world of scarcity.  If we see the miracle as Jesus opening the hearts and multiplying the love so that people share the food that was given to them by God, then we live in a world of plenty.  


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