Wednesday, October 19

Thoughts about the reading - the 99% and the 1%

"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me.  Therefore I did away with them as you have seen." (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

The top 1% in the US control more wealth than the bottom 95% combined.  The average worker in the US makes 20 times as much as the average worker in the global economy, which is $2/day.  1 billion people in the world work for under $1/day.

The US, as a nation, throws away half of the food it buys and over 1/3rd of the population is clinically obese, yet almost 15% of people in the US don't know where their next meal is coming from.  An estimated 3.5 million people in the US are homeless, 1.35 million of whom are children.

I pray that there are 50 good men/women in America tonight.  Shoot, I'll settle for 5.

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