Monday, June 13, 2005

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

The vast majority of the people in the world do not live as we do. If "we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of only 100 people, it would look something like this:"

There would be
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 North and South Americans
8 Africans
30 white
70 nonwhite
6 people would possess 59% of the world's wealth, and all 6 would be from the United States
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer malnutrition
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer
A vast majority of the world barely survives while we thrive. Right now, 1.2 billion people in the world currently live on about $1 a day. What does it mean to pray "Give us this day our daily bread" when we possess so much already? We must consider more seriously our solidarity with the poor and hungry around the world.

Source: Theocentric

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