Thursday, February 7, 2008

Lent Day 2

As I dig into my Old Testament studies, Walter Brueggemann is becoming a central figure in my readings. Regarding God's Intention for food:

The lyric of abundance asserts that because the world is held in the hand of the generative, generous God, scarcity is not true.... The claim of creation faith is that there is more than enough to share, and where there is sharing there is generatively more, because as the fruitful instruments of creation notice the shalom of God enacted as sharing, they do in fact produce more.
Walter Brueggeman, The Covenanted Self

What does this say about our society? We don't seem to share very well. What are the consequences of that?


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