Sunday, October 24, 2010
Practical justice, oft hidden reality. . .
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