Poverty is an intriguing concept and its application goes beyond financial deficiency. In materialistic societies, a stranger is often deemed to be an enemy as we cling possessively to what we own. But if we have nothing to defend (our property and other acquisitions, our reputation and knowledge), for what we have also belongs to all, then this inward voluntary disposition of vulnerability where our defenses are removed liberates us from our self-centeredness.
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- Jeremiah 23:24 Tuesday, 25 June, 2019“Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.”
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