Tuesday, August 11, 2009

... And we walk sadly away...

16) Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"
17) "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."
18) "Which ones?" the man inquired.
Jesus replied, "Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony,19) honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself."
20) "All of these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?"
21) Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
22) When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

In 2000 the US had an average CPI of $34,100 compared to the world average of $7410. 56% of the world population lives on only $730 (or $2 a day), and 28% live on $1 a day. This means that the average American earns from 46 to 92 times more than over half the world.

May God change our hearts,

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