Ask Yourself: “Why Am I Not Poor?”

Thanks to Nate Livesay (over at A Dangerous Question), who shared this article earlier this year. It’s worth mulling over . . .

(Note: Nate also wrote a great guest post for me last year, titled Living the Gospel Requires More Than Good Intentions and Random Acts of Kindness.)

A Dangerous Question


Instead of wondering why others are poor, perhaps we need to examine why many of us are not. Has God chosen to bless us in special ways? Have we worked harder or been more determined? Or were we born in a country and zip code that gave us so much more than we ever acknowledge? My own shift in understanding about poverty came when I finally understood why I am not poor—and how easily I could be.

This is an excerpt from an article in Christianity Today by Dale Hanson Bourke entitled “Why Am I not Poor”  She lists and explains 8 reasons why she isn’t poor.  Click here to read the whole article.  I would encourage you to click the link and read the short article.

  1. I had access to good education
  2. I am healthy.
  3. As a woman, I am protected by the law and society.
  4. Insurance protects me…

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