For those of us bent on changing the world today, there are plenty of options. Buy a bottle of pure drinking water and learn about the billion people who live without it. Shop for something “red”and identify with the 8,000 people who died from AIDS today. Watch a disaster live on CNN and text your help.
We’re close to a tipping point on poverty. Perhaps we’ve reached it. When more people in the middle think about the 2 or 3 billion people on the edge, it’s a good thing.
Still we need to do our best to make sense of it all. What help is good help? What kind of change lasts? How do we best sort through the choices that confront us everyday? If, in fact, we are called to change the world, how do we go about it in the best way possible?
I hope this blog serves to meaningfully explore these questions. I’ve been on a journey for some time, asking these and other questions along the way–questions that, I believe, are worth pursuing in community.
Above all, I trust this blog proves to be practical and hopeful. For those on the edge, hope is often the only thing worth living for. As one theologian puts it, “Christ is completely and utterly and entirely hope.” As we explore together, I pray we can translate our worthy intentions into tangible hope, not for our gain but for theirs.
I look forward to hearing from you.