Humanity may have made incredible progress in science and technology, it has made a big mess of the surroundings and of the social life, creating lots of inequality and creating lots of causes for battles for getting more power.
It is the imbalance in this world that is causing our relationships with creation and with God to break down and our hearts to become hardened to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Many in this world have pointed their eyes to the material goods and are trying to enlarge their ‘belongings’ and power. Their egoism and greed has made many arrogant. Lots of people neglect creation, the people but also plants and animals around them.
Lots of people have forgotten what God has entrusted to our care.
We do not own the earth, but we are part of it and should create symbioses with it. With those around us we should come to live as brothers and sisters, living in unity, respecting each-other and wanting to be on equal terms, sharing all the good things of this earth.
distributism = different expressions + slightly different emphases with different people or groups = all share a core + an origin
Distributism = about distribution of property
working classes desiring justice > ability to own land – to obtain property
receiving in return what is necessary for satisfaction of his needs > to acquire a right full + real
right to possess property = natural right
society exists = to help safeguard against mistreatment of working class, of family, + to help ensure that as many people as possible can become landowners
G. K. Chesterton + Hilaire Belloc British men + Christians sought to put the pope’s ideas into practice in turn of the century England (and elsewhere, the Catholic Workers Movement in America founded by Dorothy Day is an American example of these same ideals).
not impose distributism on people => to live it = incrementally => begin with family
family, +/or church, ought to strive to live locally, to support local businesses, local farmers, + help local families get land on which to grow food
From family level move to local community, town or county encouraging locally owned businesses to come in and thrive, in general to encourage local-mindedness
Preceding article: What is Social Justice? My take on it.
David Russell Mosley
The Edge of Elfland
Dear Friends and Family,
As various previous letters of mine have indicated, I am increasingly becoming swayed by the arguments of distributism. However, so many of you my friends and family don’t quite know what I mean when I say distributism. Now, it should be stated upfront that there is often not one definition of distributism, it has different expressions and slightly different emphases with different people or groups. Yet they all share a core and an origin and it is that I want to share with you now. Hopefully, I will do it justice and perhaps convince some of you to at least spend more time reading distributists as I have been doing when taking much needed mental breaks from my thesis (like right now).
Distributism, as the name would suggest, is about distribution, but distribution of…
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Those who find that somehow something has to be behind this universe and all the things that can be found around us. but how many know Who is the Mastermind behind it all?
The unseen, the untouchable, is so difficult to comprehend.
The God of order Who created everything, has done it with and out of love. It is His goodness which transcends our understanding we think it is impossible that there can be such a Goodness existing.
Absolute completeness is so difficult to understand for our little human mind. Our brain is so incomplete, it seems, that the idea of such Perfect Being looks impossible.
After the first Adam failed god had to create a second Adam. That sent one from God came unto the earth to show the world the true hand of the Master-worker. God gave his only begotten son as a good shepherd to guide us and to show us the only one Way to God. In his way we should come to walk.
When willing to go that Way we shall notice that God shall be the first one to go with us. when we are willing to open our eyes and ears, we shall see and hear God, who shall receive us as His children.
There are plentiful reasons to get to know God and not to hesitate longer.
- rich? or poor? > matters not your station in life
- matters > certain about your future destiny
- fail to listen and heed, destiny = same as fools whose shepherd is death + separation from the Almighty God
- if you listen, heed and accept the Living Word > destiny in eternal space of the Kingdom of God
- + will be guided on your journey by the Good Shepherd
Are you Jew? Are you Gentile? Are you male? Are you female? Are you slave or free? In this present world we make distinctions but “there is no partiality with God.” [Romans 2:11] Those who hear his voice and follow, to them the promise is this:
Rom 8:14 MKJV For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Find additional reading:
- The Fear Of The Lord
- Hearing God’s Voice | Almighty God’s Utterance “God Is Sovereign over the Destiny of All Mankind”
- Affirmation of God: I find the comfort of God in quietness.
- The answers in your soul
- Only God Can Judge Me
- Straight Outta “Love”
- Richard Corriere’s “In Their Own Words.” John Kasich On God’s Unconditional Love
- The Severity Of Vain Glory
- Only the lonely…
- “Listening Heart”
- Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd
- Jesus as the Shepherd (emptycrosscommunity)
- Jesus as the Shepherd (betsybeadhead)
- The Unsurpassable Value of the One
- Leaving Jesus In the Bedroom
- Rivers of Living Water
- Sheep and being led by the Spirit (part two)
- Pieces of Grace
Let me ask you; Do you know God? Let me tell you about my God because He can be your God too! He is “great and certainly worthy of praise,” He is the defender of both the rich and the poor, the weak and the strong, the young and the old. You may have heard about his mighty deeds, but have you seen them? Observe His fingerprint of lovingkindness upon the lives of those he calls his own. It is because of this that we are to “go and tell” that the next generation may also know and be known as children of the Almighty God.
Are you rich? Are you poor? It matters not your station in life. What matters is that you are certain about your future destiny. If you fail to listen and heed, your destiny will be the same as fools whose shepherd is death and…
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