A common, social truth observed: "The poor are disliked even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends." Proverbs 14:20
A hard community fact: Over 34% of the households in Dallas, Texas live below the federal poverty line (a bit ovr $22,000 annual income for family of four).
A building block for community renewal: "Those who dispise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor." Proverbs 14:21
A harsh result of much very hard work: "The field of the poor may yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice." Proverbs 13:23
A building block of community and economic development: "Where there are no oxen, there is no grain; abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. . . .Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bag are his work. . . . Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, and false scales are not good." Proverbs 14:4; 16:11; 20:23
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Rising from Ashes
Larry James' Urban Daily
A repository of ideas, resources, commentary and opinions concerning the issues facing low-income residents of the inner cities of the United States and how mainstream America largely forgets or, worse, ignores the day-to-day realities of urban life for the so-called "poor." Written and edited by the President & CEO of CitySquare. Please visit CitySquare.
Today and throughout 2013, we need your support to continue our life-changing work in inner-city Dallas. Every day hundreds of our wonderful neighbors arrive at our doors seeking our assistance, offering their help and prepared to pursue a better life. Frankly, the folks we "serve" make essential contributions to the scope, nature and soul of the work we attempt. At CitySquare we honor and recognize the amazing value and richness of our low-income neighbors. During 2012, almost 55,000 different people received the benefit of our wide-ranging services designed to assist in the process of building better lives. We need your help TODAY as we continue to respond to the needs of our community. Even more, we need you to become our PARTNER in the work of compassion and community renewal--work that continues day after day at CitySquare.