Tuesday, July 28, 2009

An interview with Francis Chan, pastor of a church in Simi Valley and author of Crazy Love:

Q: Your church focuses an unusual amount of its resources on giving: to the
poor, to the needy, to the outcast. Is this one of your church’s responses to
God’s “crazy love”?

A: Absolutely. If one hundred people represented the world’s population, fifty-three of
those would live on less than $2 a day. Do you realize that if you make $4000 a
month, you automatically make one hundred times the average person on this

Which is more messed up—that we have so much compared to everyone else, or that
we don’t think we are rich? That on any given day we might flippantly call ourselves
“broke” or “poor”? We are neither of those things.

We are rich. Filthy rich.

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