Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The strange economy of God

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
 Frédéric Bastiat, 19th Century French Economist

In the economy of human kind
It is pretty simple

If they have it, and you want it, (and have the power to do so)
take it
it really doesn’t matter how you take it
through graft, abuse
oppression, fraud
just take it

It doesn’t matter how many you hurt
How immoral your actions are
How much damage you do
Just take it

In the economy of the world
the one who has the most toys
the one with the most power
the one with the most fame

is the winner

In the economy of greed
Accumulation is the name of the game

But sadly so is poverty
And hunger
And homelessness

So is hopelessness
And despair

We live in a world where injustice and inequity rule
Where plunder is a way of life

And it is systemized.
The entire system is rigged
So that the plunders can plunder

Oh sure, society throws crumbs at poverty
But in the end
There is no Robin Hood
Only Robber Barons

But then there is the economy of God
Where the stranger is welcomed
The hungry are fed
The homeless are house
The naked are clothed

Then there is the divine economy
Where the rich sell all that they have
And give to the poor

Where the mournful are blessed
As well as the meek
Where those who hunger and thirsty for justice
Are honored
Where the honest and authentic are prized,
And the poor too

Where Jubilee (look it up)
Is a reality
And equity is a way of life

Then there is the Sacred way
Where the first are last
And the last first

And the measure of success is generosity
And compassion
And kindness

We can no longer afford the economy of the world
The price is too high
The time is too short

We need the divine economy

Before another child dies of hunger
Before another dies for lack of medical care
Before another family is thrust into poverty
Before another person is left homeless

Now is the time

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