There’s more than enough for everyone. Really. On a planet with people starving and naked…
The core problem, imo, may be so simple that few believe it. (or we’re so far from our humanity…).
We (still) don’t know how to share.
I’ve got 4 kids and see that fallout constantly. New toy, candy, last scoop of ice cream, taking turns on a trampoline… Fighting, crying, tug of war, MOOOMMMM!!!
Difficulty sharing doesn’t magically stop when we turn 18. Some situations still challenge us as adults. But this isn’t really about who plays with the fidget spinner, it’s a global scale phenomenon with consequences like parents choosing whether or not to sell one of their children, so that their other children can eat.
Look, I’m not crying for Robin Hood (uhm,..) but in this world we have bad Systems and corrupt governments that hoard resources and prioritize the interest of the few–or, as Occupy Wallstreet called out, the 1%.
Question: Do we want homeless shelters celebrating 30 years of service, or do we genuinely want to see no more homeless people?
Isn’t it strange that some of the world’s most profitable goods– coffee, sugar, tea, diamonds, oil,.. come from some of the most impoverished nations? And can you really call yourself “the greatest nation on earth” with atrocious, non-existent health insurance, job security, maternity care, environmental protections, etc.. ?
You still can’t get clean water from your taps in Flint.
Some Christians bust me on my Naivety.
“Jasmine, all that immigration, the “caravans”– we just don’t have enough for everyone…”
Ok buddy, how about Jesus? Remember the time he fed the thousands? Yeah, back up. Did you notice how many baskets of leftovers they had?
This story always bothered me. I didn’t get the leftovers.–Hey God, how come there was too much? Did you get your measurements wrong? What’s up with that waste? What about the poor??
The leftovers happened in another miracle so I’m guessing God wanted to hit something home,
Because, oh by the way, 8 peeps own half the world’s wealth.
God doesn’t give just “enough,” *He gives Loads More.
Ask any parent wanting (and able) to treat their kids. Is it:
‘Take just what you need‘
Dear Readers, especially in the US where socialism has been spun as a four-letter word,
-Universal healthcare is a thing. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
-Not going bankrupt or losing your home because you or someone in your family got sick is a thing.
-Not having to start a crowd funding page in the midst of a tragedy is a flipping thing.
Next time you see national geographic, or hear how the amount of people (including children) going to food banks is increasing, or are tempted to think how cool it must be to live in the U.S., or see a homeless person, imagine this:
There may be so much wealth on this earth that it’s intended NOT so that everyone can get by, but so that everyone can have Abundance. (tweet)
After all, the damn streets are Gold in Heaven…
Don’t forget to follow (link below) to never miss a heart-shot.*You can now also follow my blog via the Bloglovin community!More posts of interest:– Jesus: Homeless, Refugee, “Moocher” not Welcome in Today’s Church?
– God Wouldn’t Fly First Class: 3 Suprising Reasons for ‘Streets of Gold’
– Goodness Trumps Greatness Every Time
*Radical Resource Rec.: “Subversive Jesus.”
*Ps, I use [He & His] as simple pronouns for God, but fully recognize God with male and female “identity” (for lack of a better word) as demonstrated throughout the Bible, but most blatantly through humanity. Related post here.