Poor - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The Money-Nexus is a train heading for a derailment and along the way the poor are thrown out to break upon cold ground, yet there is a chance to switch to a new track and head into a Love-Nexus that offers safety for all into the far horizon.
In a Money-Nexus the root of all goodness, charity, is made dependant on the root of all evil and thus poverty can only be solved in a Love-Nexus.
The Money-Nexus has many sins, teaching vices as if they were virtues, yet the sickest of them all is perhaps the weighting of human lives according to monetary status. That we have a concept of "poor" is problematic enough and allows for social darwinism to rear its kraken head.
The Money-Nexus makes the "thing" between humans money rather than loving bonds. It reduces humans to balance sheets and numbers. It makes the simple act of focusing on getting food from farm to fork so complex that people starve and suffer. The Love-Nexus offers an alternative system, a simpler system, one that can achieve a healthy world. No part of creation, nor our creator, has money - are they all poor?
There is all the difference in the world between helping another soul and exploiting their hardship for your own gain and deceiving yourself that they are the same. To feed the hungry is very different from asking them to work such long hours that they are denied a family life, good health or enough of themselves to pursue their own passions and curiosities. Love heals and helps; greed masks itself as help yet enriches itself at the expense of the other. One brings happiness, the other hardship. The rudder of our collective ship is not in the hands of the poor, it never was.
And it became the fashion in those times for the rich to buy homes for the poor. They got them cheap and the charities made them beautiful inside and out. The homes were then either donated or put into long trusts so they would always be homes for those who needed them. It was true investing, investing in what really matters to our nation, our kids and their parents. As for accumulating interest? It did. But it was the right sort of interest, that in the wellbeing of our hearts and the mending our our society. As things turn out, a "Housing act" can be an "Act" of generosity and nothing to do with the law. I guess it became part of our "lore" instead, part of our instinct for fairness and doing right by each other. We all cried from happiness. There were back to back renovation shows on the television showing the homes that were made so lovely and with such love. We watched the families move in, the relief only a sense of home and security can bring. I think we were born anew in those times, everyone of all faiths and backgrounds "mucking in." Those were good times, that transition. We got to feel good again and that had been missing for too long. Nobody cared about the "rich list" anymore, the only list anyone talked about was the "homes or land donated list" and they were new superstars in their own way - the ones who chose giving and showed that love was the more powerful force within them.