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RELATIONAL POVERTY

16 Aug

The moving music of Dire Straits and some equally moving still shots depicting the emptiness of life in the midst of relational poverty.  I look out on my City and see beauty, the world’s most liveable.  But mixed up in all of that is pain and despair and a loss of hope.  It moves me to tears and I think of the stories in the Bible about Jesus as He looked out over the crowds and was moved to compassion and as He watched over the city and He wept.  What an incredible gift we have to give to the world but too often we are so lost in our own pettiness that we fail to love, to smile, to give.  Shame!

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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in General

 

One response to “RELATIONAL POVERTY

  1. Andre Van Eymeren

    August 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I can’t help but comment. I was sitting at a forum on youth suicide on the weekend and I was getting more and more upset… yes the stories of people who have lost loved ones is heartbreaking, but what was getting me upset and angry was a question brewing inside. When it comes to the issue of youth suicide and what’s going wrong in our social environment, where’s the church? Why is it silent? Why does it continue to believe the lie that it is impotent in the culture that it has nothing to say or do? Instead in reality the church is a key if not the key vehicle for societal change… ‘wake up o sleeper’

     

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