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Presently, our faith community is seeking to address these pressing issues. Motivated by this quote from an overheard economist: “We have behaved so badly, in our savings, our spending, our debt, that we now have to go through an economic reset.” -- we having been discussing our need to hit the reset button relationally, spiritually and economically. However, though our conversation this past week about the Jesus-story found in Luke 12:13-21, we are realizing that reset might not be the best term. What we need is more like a reorientation. How can we reset to values that we have never possessed. Sourced in this story, we developed three 'mantras' of sorts. Already, I find myself filtering my choices through these small bits of wisdom.

1) MORE STUFF ≠ MORE LIFE.
2) LIFE IS A LOAN. SURPLUSES ARE A GIFT.
3) PEOPLE MATTER MORE.

Thanks for tackling these issues.

apples