Welcome to the final episode! Not only of our four part “what to do about it” series, but also (for now!) to the podcast itself.
Today, we bring the last 23 episodes together to talk about setting a Rule of Life in the context of possessions, time, and living a lifestyle of justice and righteousness. I encourage you to sit with Jesus, pick a problem, and run to the pain - putting practical and real-life action to our Biblical mandate to care for the poor.
In all areas, our aim is the same: to not just have “a heart for the poor” but to get our hands (and lives) dirty in the process of building relationships with people, learning from them, and being a very real and tangible part of global good. We have one shot at living out our limited lives on earth to the best of our ability, in obedience to God, and for the advancement of His Kingdom. And so, let us give away our money, yes, but also our lives in the pursuit of biblical justice and the glory of God. Let us frame and live our lives with great purpose and intention.
The solution to poverty is not simple, because human beings are not simple. We are whole, multi-faceted, and complicated beings, which means that our response to poverty must be the same. We simply cannot throw our riches at the poor and call it a job-well-done, and neither can we ignore the poor as an excuse to avoid dependency. Neither of these options work, and it’s not what we were designed for. Instead, we were and we are designed for lifestyles of justice, and to be a generous, sacrificial people as we follow and obey our holy King.
Thank you so much for being with me on this journey! Thank you for listening, caring, sharing, subscribing and supporting me. It has truly been an honor, a privilege and a pleasure. Thanks for being along for the ride!