Thursday, February 12, 2009

...taking only what you need....

In the light of this week's budget speech of South Africa's Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel.
And of the stimulous plan of American President Obama:

"If one had taken what is necessary to cover one's needs and had left the rest to those who are in need, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need."

- Saint Basil,
fourth century theologian and monastic


barry said...

great quote Pete!

have you read "Everything must change" yet?


digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

I recently took a number of the Power Group's senior leadership through the Manna and Mercy course.

This notion of God's 'oikonume' (meaning household, which is of course the root of the English word 'economy') is so wonderfully presented in this course. Their eyes were opened to the fact that God is fundamentally concerned about economics - since it has to do with sharing God's wealth among God's family!

Bless you Pete!


Steve Hayes said...

And compare with Smuts Ngonyama's statement that the fat cats "did not struggle to become poor".