What If . . . ?

When I visited a Palestinian village on the West Bank and talked with a man there about poverty and other topics, he told me that they have no homelessness, because they all take care of each other. I can’t vouch for how true that is, but I’ve been discharging on imagining living in a society in which we all use our material and financial resources to all take care of each other. I try to imagine being on both the giving and the receiving end of that kind of sharing. What if our commitments to and caring for each other took precedence over our greed, over our longing for security just for ourselves or our family, and over our feelings of disconnection and distrust?

Russ Vernon-Jones  
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Reprinted from he e-mail discussion list for RC teachers


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