Sunday, October 24, 2010

Practical justice, oft hidden reality. . .

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

1 comment:

Pamela H said...

I came across this blog after getting curious about the poor in Dallas and services available to remedy the situation.

I followed this blog to the website for Citysquare and found information about the education outreach program.

Does Citysquare have any data to show a higher graduation rate for those working with Citysquare? How does Citysqaure address the challenge presented when the children are from homes/neighborhoods without role models, and in many cases negative models?

I'm interested in charities that have a strong focus on "teaching a man to fish," and wonder if Citysquare is one of those charities.