The Common Good

Midweek Musings

Date: February 17, 2010

Poverty and riches — evangelical leader Jim Wallis from the Sojourner community in Washington, D.C., reminds us that this theme is prominent in the Bible.

In the Old Testament, it was the second most prominent topic behind idolatry. In the New Testament, one of every 16 verses is about the poor or money. And if you read from the Acts of the Apostles, you'll discover that the followers of Jesus lived communally after his death, sharing material goods; early socialists you might say!