“The richest 1 percent will control more than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year.” The news of the recent Oxam study were widely reported over the last few days. “Do we really want to live in a world where the 1 percent own more than the rest of us combined?” Oxfam’s executive director asked.
And, we might ask, “How do we worship in a world of such staggering inequality?” Does the dramatic increase in the gap between the 80 richest people and the people who make up the lower fifty percent of the world’s income scale mean anything for our gathering in God’s presence? Should it? How?