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Revelation 18:11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore.
Reducing the deep intimacies of human community to economic issues robs us in two ways. It diverts attention from issues like racism and violence that impede human flourishing, and it tells a falsehood about where our true worth as humans resides. Our great worth is not determined by what we make or consume, but it is deeply anchored in our relation to the God who made us in goodness and love and became enfleshed in the person of Jesus to be one of us and with us, out of an infinite love.
MOVING FORWARD: Societal issues such as welfare, immigration, and health care are often viewed in economic terms. How does Christ call us to upend that calculus?