Scott Hodge


Mighty Currents of Hope

Sep 20, 2007

In Peppermint-Filled Piñatas, Eric Bryant quotes Jeffrey D. Sach’s book, The End of Poverty:

"Our generation is heir to two and a half centuries of economic progress.  We can realistically envision a world without extreme poverty by the year 2025 because technological progress enables us to meet basic human needs on a global scale and to achieve a margin above basic needs unprecedented in history…

Let the future say of our generation that we sent forth mighty currents of hope, and that we worked together to heal the world."

7 Responses to “Mighty Currents of Hope”

  1. Globalization has certainly made these goals reasonable and acheivable.
    I believe that we, as Christians, so should take advantage of these advances to reach the world for Christ. Can we realistically envision a world without unreached people groups by the year 2025?

  2. Johnny Laird says:

    …looking forward to eventually reading Eric’s book

  3. Greg Johnson says:

    We can make a difference in our day as we minister at the point of need as Jesus did. Everyone, especially Christ Followers, should be doing something.
    Know that you are loved,

  4. Chilly... says:

    something God spoke to my heart when we first arrived here in the inner-city:
    “As long as there are hearts full of passion that embrace the face of fear, there will always be hope amidst great opposition and staggering apathy.”

  5. Scott says:

    That’s a great idealistic view of how things should be. However, much of our society is still consumeristic and its more about “me” than others.
    We still have a lot of work to do.

  6. T.J. says:

    one thing though..this does not line up with scripture according to the book of revelation. It’s a good goal to shoot for, but the end times in which we are living all point to the Revelation being fulfilled before our generation’s eyes. As the dollar is flat and the Euro has taken it over and our glut of smoke/mirrors with debt loads….something has to give….food prices are going up in America as homes foreclose and someone has to sound the clarion call. If America crumbles (our borders will soon be erased north and south of us) who will feed the world? As I went to the store and picked up an item that had skyrocketed a FULL DOLLAR..I heard in my spirit…”a day’s wages for a loaf of bread”..I threw it in the cart and said “thank you Lord we’re almost debt free”.

  7. tony sheng says:

    loved _End of Poverty_
    looking forward to Pinatas one of these days.
    neat to see Sachs quoted in there.

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