enough is enough

reflecting on the current "economic crisis."

it seems that there is a big concern for placing blame on someone.  during the election both parties said it was the fault of the other.  not enough regulation.  not enough support for the administration.  not enough of this, not enough of that.  enough already.

is it the banks' fault?  is it the governments' fault?  is it the greedy CEO's fault?  is it my fault?  is it your fault?  what if we quit pointing fingers and admitted our complicity in this mess.  we're all at fault.  we're all living on money we don't actually have.  all of us.

it brings me back to the concept of ENOUGH.  when do we have enough?  when will we be satisfied?  when?

can The Church speak to this, please?  can we share?  can we practice hospitality in radical ways?  does every Christian need their own lawn mower; their own plasma screen; their own copy of every popular Christian book published; their own espresso machine; even their own cars?  why?  why can't we, those who were taught to love our neighbor and love one another, figure out how to share?

what resources might be freed up if we shared?  what sort of radical community might develop if we shared our resources more freely?  if we all had to actually watch TV together, borrow each other's cars, law mowers, etc.  try it.  i dare you!

1 comment:

Ingrid said...


How are you guys up there? Say hi to Jodi and Lina.