Wednesday, October 05, 2011
A practical way to move forward economically
The march and occupation of Wall Street has created a talking point for many of us. I have friends from many different walks of life, and different economic belief systems, and everyone has an opinion on how things should be fixed, whether the protest is ill informed or a ground swell of grass roots call for change.
I have my own opinions, but what I would rather have is a plan. You see, it makes much more sense to me, to actually live a different reality, than to put too much effort into changing someone else. That doesn't mean we aren't to turn over the tables, and make a statement. Not at all. But if we aren't demonstrating an alternative, we are just malcontents, not prophets.
Over the next few weeks my family and I, and those in our community are going to be exploring how we can go further in our pursuit of living out the economy of God. We will be using Ched Myer's book Sabbath Economics as a guide. If anyone wants to go on this journey with us, lets talk.