Teach Us To Pray - Daily Bread [Dan Zazvorka]
Luke 3:10-11, Matt. 6:19-20, Luke 19:8, Acts 4:34, II Cor. 8:14, I John 3:17, Heb 10:34, I Peter 4:9, and Isaiah 55:1-2
"St. Basil the Great made explicit in a sermon that nothing that belongs to us is ours alone, particularly that which we have in excess of 'our daily bread':
The bread that spoils in your house belongs to the hungry. The shoes that are mildewing under your bed belong to those who have none. The clothes stored away in your trunk belong to those who are naked. The money that
depreciates in your treasury belongs to the poor!
Our bread is not ours to hoard. Our bread belongs to our sisters and brothers." Lord Teach Us: The Lord's Prayer and The Christian Life. by William Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas. P.76
"So as you learn to pray this prayer, note that you necessarily offer your life to others. Put as offensively as we know how, Christianity is about your money, about economics. Salvation is material. Certainly, spirituality is about material things, but we believe nothing is more "spiritual" than money. Through learning to pray this prayer we are taught that our money is not " ours." Thus we can be asked to share because what we have is shared." Lord Teach Us: The Lord's Prayer and The Christian Life. by William Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas. P.76
" When money and possessions are situated in a world of God's justice, they will flourish, generate prosperity, and guarantee a good life. Such a possibility, however, is in profound tension with the way of money smarts that must have been a durable temptation in that ancient world as it surely is a living seduction in our world. We are, in our world, subject to a constant barrage of summons to privatized wealth that sets the pusuit of wealth over against the well-being of the community." Money and Possessions by Walter Bruggemann. P129