Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Monday, June 1, 2009

To Whom Much Is Given - The Hole In Our Gospel

- Today’s 1,125 billionaires hold more wealth than the wealth of half the world’s adult population. (The World's Billionaires: A New Count, A New Record)
- The wealthiest 7 people on earth control more wealth than the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 most heavily indebted (poor) nations (Poverty Facts & Stats)
- The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for just 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of the world’s income. (United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2007/2008, p25)
- The top 20 percent of the world’s population consumes 86 percent of the world’s goods. (United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2007/2008, p25)
- The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, page 122.

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