“What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too.” We can live that way without knowing it. Learn to live with what you “own” as being on loan to you to make the lives of others in need easier and more fulfilling.
[A way to live Acts 4:32-35 from a list of readings used by many churches for 4/12/15, the Second Sunday of Easter; the first Christians share their wealth so that no one is in need.]
Work: “Forgive Us Our Debts” by Virginia Gilbert in Sojourners Magazine of April 2015. A place where “new life” is sorely needed: the high cost of U.S. education loans is causing a new form of indentured servitude. A similar biblical reference: “And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt” (Matthew 18:27). http://bit.ly/1G7cm03
Wider world: “The Power of Peacebuilding” by David Cortright in Sojourners Magazine of April 2015. For a way to “new life:” A military-only strategy won’t defeat ISIS, and may even make things worse. [David Cortright, a Sojourners contributing editor, is director of policy studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.] A similar biblical reference: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). http://bit.ly/19MGyje
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