Provocative Questions About ‘The Poor.’
by Chris Kamalski
- Do you have friends who are poor? (via Tom Smith, who is quickly becoming a dear friend and prophetic voice towards relational connection with those who are poor in my life).
- Who told our family to move into this community? (via Andrew Hartman, musing as to why his family moved into Irvine in the first place).
- Did the poor even have a voice/perspective in my family moving into Irvine? Why not? (Andrew again, seriously messing with my worldview).
- Would the poor even have anything valuable to say? Do I believe they know what they are talking about? (My own hypocrisy exposed this morning in our Transforming Mission discussion group. Ouch.)
Sleep may come hard tonight.
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similar to the last question… “Does anyone ask the poor what they think?” (John Hayes)
john hayes is brilliant. that raises a ton of questions for me, which include: how would the poor even answer that question?
going to add this to a second post.
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