Poverty is more than Material Poverty

poverty-is-more-than-material-povertyAnother definition that is crucial to our mission is about poverty. Poverty is more than material poverty. God intended humans to have healthy and active relationships with Him, ourselves, others, and the rest of creation. Unfortunately when the fall happened in the garden of Eden, all four of these foundational relationships were broken. This is the root of poverty. Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert in When Helping Hurts explain,

“Poverty is the result of relationships that do not work, that are not just, that are not for life, that are not harmonious or enjoyable. Poverty is the absence of shalom in all its meanings.”

This implies that every human on the planet experiences some form of poverty (broken relationships). Material poverty is just one manifestation of the broken relationships that people experience in a fallen world.

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