A couple of disquieting and hopeful little thoughts that I'm going to carry with me wherever I go in 2010:
"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed" (Mother Teresa).
Isn't that the real plight of Haiti...?
“Contemporary Christians have an enormous opportunity to use politics to shape a better world. A few basic facts underline this truth. More than a third of the world’s people claim to be Christians. That one-third of the global population controls two-thirds of the world’s wealth. If even a quarter of the world’s Christians truly followed biblical norms in their politics, we would fundamentally change history” (Ronald J. Snider, 2008, The Scandal of Evangelical Politics).
Isn't that our real struggle? How will you frame the next 12 months? What thoughts will you make your companion story this year?