The Faithnetworker Newsletter
Vol. 2. No. 1, January 15, 2001
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The Givens and Takin's
Cool Scripture Cite
"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded
. . ." (Luke 12:48)
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It's a Small World
Here is something to think about, particularly in this season of reflections
. . .
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely
100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same,
it would look something like the following.
There would be:
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north & south
52 would be female, 48 would be male.
70 would be nonwhite, 30 would be white.
70 would be non-Christian, 30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual, 11 would be homosexual.
6 people would possess 59% of the entire 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 from malnutrition
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education,
1 would own a computer
When you consider our world from such a compressed perspective, the
need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly
The following is also something to ponder . . .
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness - - you
are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness
of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation --
you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,
torture, or death -- you are more blessed than three billion people
in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof
overhead and a place to sleep -- you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in
a dish someplace -- you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still married -- you are very
rare, even in the United States and Canada.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful
-- you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them, or even touch them on the
shoulder -- you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing,
in that, someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more
blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at