“The only time to look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure they have enough” Louis CK
Yesterday I heard the best sermon that I’ve ever heard in my life on The Parable of the Dishonest Manager. It was about God’s economy and the preacher – though seminary educated – left seminary early to become a school teacher in an alternative school in Chicago.
- There are many good preachers out there who are not “professional ministers.” Note: All followers of Jesus are ministers. Only a few of us get paid for it professionally.
- God’s Economy is not like the world’s economy. Note: We need to become experts in God’s economy. Imagine being as passionate about God’s economy as the fiercest trader on Wall Street is about making money.
- We all need to check out and learn from My Classroom Economy. Note: Yesterday’s preacher shared that the youngest children are more likely to share with somebody who doesn’t have enough. They have an innate desire to help their classmates. The older children get, the more they become tight-fisted, but ironically, the older, less generous kids are most likely to end up in debt. Jesus preached about this.
There are millions of ways to spend and share our money. How we do this reflects what we believe in our deepest soul.
At the risk of “getting political” note how the candidates running for office have shared their own money. Almost all candidates for political office are wealthy and in unique places to make a huge difference in the world. I hope we will consider this before we vote.
The question asked of yesterday’s preacher as we go to the polls in November:
Is this candidate a person who can come into office & allow people to participate in God’s economy?
Thank you DM.