I have had the opportunity to participate in a book roundtable in the last few weeks. We are reading “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Interesting reading on poverty, as a social injustice. I would suggest that it is heart-wrenching, but more convicting as I read true stories in the very City of Milwaukee. I realized that in my faith, there are poverty perspectives. I, myself, have areas of poverty in my heart, values and beliefs; even forgiveness. Poverty is a powerful representation of a person. It is more than just a household income, bank account and residence but rich and poor populations BOTH have places of poverty in their lives. The words of Christ carry a meaning beyond mammon: “The poor you will have with you always (Matthew 26:11, NKJV).” If I view it beyond material and manna, it is perhaps the poor within us all.
#itspersonal #poverty #socialinjustice #heartinjustice
POSITIVE. Meaning no possibility of doubt; clear and definite.
Is it possible to create a day in your life with a positive perspective in every situation and circumstance? I just created doubt in that question, right? I believe that doubt is an ancient limitation in the human race. Somehow, societies around the world have embraced the idea that without negativity, there is no reality. For some people, it is more comfortable to express negative opinions and perspectives. Many people use doubt as a coping mechanism: crisis, fear of success, responsibility and accountability to name a few.
We all need a positive perspective in our lives. How to make that happen? Well, this will requires discipline in lifestyle; believe me… it is hard work. I am learning to navigate through negativity in order to arrive at a positive point. Everyday, tragedy and sadness are expressed through news, hunger, and crisis around the world. #PracticePositive