As Christians we must not simply settle for awareness of the broken people on roads far away. Instead, we as the church must move together toward a proximate, informed response that moves toward the alleviation of injustice.
…Knowing about pain and injustice from a distance is simply not enough to do anything of substance.
– Michelle Ferrigno Warren, The Power of Proximity, 16
If you wake up in the morning and the system works for you, you think it is a good and just system. You frame the way you see the world through this lens. Your lens, shaped by your personal and collective experiences, helps craft a narrative that determines the way you move forward in the world.
– Michelle Ferrigno Warren, The Power of Proximity, 5
In a post entitled Valuing hygiene factors, Seth Godin wrote,
A hygiene factor is something you miss when it’s gone, but barely notice when it’s there.Clean sheets at a hotel, for example. The base salary at a job. Your title.Every time you add one of these factors to consumer or employee expectation, you’ve signed up for a lifetime of providing that benefit. You’ve made it more difficult for the competition to keep up. And you’ve raised the standards for everyone.They’re important, but their presence doesn’t motivate people. It’s only when they disappear that we think about them.
What are the hygiene factors of belonging to/participating in a church community?