What matters, really?
In the recent spending review Britain has pledged to increase it's commitment to foreign aid. Cue lots of Daily Express reader types up in arms about Johnny Foreigner 'nicking all our readies what-what'. It takes me to the fair.
On the one hand our media hammers the government for hitting 'hard-working families' (a phrase I find utterly repulsive) too hard. Then they criticise the coalition for placing the burden of cuts on the poorest in our society while at the same time is happy to reduce the aid we give to people earning 60p a day.
It seems everyone wants equality but only with people better off than themselves.
There is huge burden on Christians to lead the way in this. We have everything if we have Christ. From time to time money will be short and it can be a real and genuine problem. If we truly love our Lord then we should follow His teaching and help the poor. Hold on to our processions lightly, they are not ours. Share what we have with our brothers and sisters here and overseas and wherever there is need. Don't love money, don't love stuff, love Jesus.