Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jim Wallis on "Prosperity"

"God doesn't mind prosperity and wealth, as long as we share it." - Jim Wallis

See Jim Wallis interviewed here at

Wallis is asked, "What's the problem - why don't people share out of their prosperity?"

Wallis: "Greed. Sin. It's an old problem. When you are always competing with the 'Joneses' instead of looking out for the 'Joneses' you and they will be in trouble before long."

Wallis has long been a solid voice, articulating the ethics of the Kingdom, showing us how to understand politics from a Jesus-perspective. Anyone interested should read, as a beginning, God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

See The Washington Post's "On Faith" section for good stuff on faith, God, religion, etc.