The great land owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away...
—John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
We live with wealth. And not just money. We have time and resources and talents and opportunities that surround us here in Canada. And so the question is not so much whether wealth is good or bad but instead how we will steward such wealth— comparatively slight as it may seem at times—into channels that serve the Kingdom of God on earth.
Walter Brueggemann writes, “a study of the various biblical texts on money and possessions makes clear that the neighbourly common good is the only viable sustainable context for individual well-being.”
Our challenge then is to explore what
it means to enjoy our blessings, to plan wisely for our individual needs, all while contributing to the common good around us.
May we be wealthy well.
Today we are exploring the connection between memetic desire and the promise of God to set us free.
Sometimes wealth is as much about perspective as it is about bank accounts.
Generosity and Justice
Today we are looking at the relationship between generosity and justice.
A scarcity mindset can make it hard to celebrate with those we love but it can also steal from us our motivation to change the world for the better.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Today we’re looking at wealth and our experience of happiness.
This weekend was also Pentecost Sunday. You can read through the liturgy we created for the day here.