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
I struggle to remain consistent in my writing sometimes because I do not exercise patience. I get bored with “trying” and “my efforts.” Eventually, someone gives me a kick about my blog and I am slapped back into the reality that this is not about me. Huh…if it’s not about me, I get bored. Ain’t that the truth for all of us?
Boredom can really cause discouragement and derail you from pursuing the good things in life. Where there is no interest, there is no return. Boredom occupies spaces in life that lack consistency, patience, and discipline. I believe this is why we are challenged with keeping our commitments. I am learning to push myself and demand discipline instead of living by feelings. Writing when I feel it does not exemplify discipline. Get up and get movin’ out of this state! #BreakBoredom