Parking Spots & Cheap Clothes

In our Sunday morning Bible study class we were discussing Micah, the book, not the new guy. We got talking about corporations who seem to “plot evil on [their] beds” and the obnoxious complexity of our globalized community that makes justice challenging. What I mean by that is it is hard to tell where our money goes when we put it in a bank, whether items made overseas or locally improve or degrade the quality of life for the communities involved, etc.

For me, personally, it is overwhelming and nearly debilitating since it’s so far over my head, but here’s, I think, a starting point:

We have to radically reorient our thought processes. Though few of us stay up plotting evil, we do spend a lot of time figuring out how to do or get what is best for us.

My suggestion for a start: Don’t take the best parking spot. Even if you see closer spots, just park farther away. Think about the fact that getting an awesome spot is not actually any kind of victory. Scratch that. Consider it a victory that someone else will enjoy. And take some time to think about that other person.

And then it keeps going.

Soon you aren’t hunting for deals, so you can get more clothes for less money. You are thinking about the effects your clothes have on other people. It may even effect how you educate your children if you have them.

Justice in our hyper-connected day is difficult. But apparently it has been difficult for every generation.


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