So, equality is a good thing, desired by God, but it’s not about everyone having the same so much as everyone having enough. It can’t involve condescension on the part of the giver and must involve empowerment of the receiver. What does that look like in practice?
In the last post, we saw that equality in 2 Cor 8 is about sufficiency, that is, about everyone having enough. But how ought the wealthy (read: any western) Christian think about their wealth, the surplus of their ‘enough’?
When you think about social action, how much does ‘equality’ factor into your thinking? I suspect for many of us, the idea that ‘we have so much and they have so little’ is a strong motivator. We see the discrepancy and work to balance it out. In encouraging the Corinthians […]
Before Elliot was born, a relative of mine insisted to me that when I held him in my arms for the first time, I would change my mind about going to Tanzania. He said that I would do anything to protect my child. This is the first question in considering […]