Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Social Justice

So God has really been working on my heart in the past year in the area of social justice but I am still left with more questions than answers. I am so glad to have people in my life who are willing to both ask me hard questions and listen as I think through my random thoughts.

Hard Question:

Is it okay for Christians to own expensive vehicles like a BMW, Mercedes, or a Lexus? In a world of such dire need, are we ever justified in owning more than we really need? I'm really not sure.

Random Thought from my friend Nate:

Nate said that he can't justify ever washing his new car and using all that water when millions of people in the world have no access to any clean drinking water.

Just something I'm thinking about. Peace.

1 comment:

  1. Good question.

    A thought though that comes to my mind would be, how would you reach high society nonbelievers?

    I can just imagine rolling up to a high-class 5 star restaurant to reach out to CEOs in our beat up paint faded Honda that burns oil and is covered in bird excrement (because I didn't want to waste water washing it). Forget the black tie, I'm wearing a t-shirt and jeans (because the tux is too pricey.) Now honestly, how well do you think the CEOs will actually listen to me if I'm trying to share Christ with them? I don't live in their world. I don't relate to them. They aren't going to listen.

    Kind of reminds me of Paul's "I have become all things..."

    Yeah, there's an overabundance of hording wealth in the church. Given the right motives though, wealth can be used to further the kingdom by reaching out to those that are high society and who probably have great influence. Reach the leaders and see it trickle down...

    Is it condemning to be rich or is the condemning part the LOVE of being rich?

    Just my thoughts...