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Treasures in Heaven, Treasures on Earth
Lutheran Peace Fellowship


Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. Matthew 6:19

Where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21, Luke 12:34

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. Matthew 13:44

Mary treasured all these words in her heart. Luke 2:19

In one hour all this wealth has been laid waste. Revelations 18:19

You cannot serve both God and Wealth. Matthew 6:24

God says to his servant, “I have called you and given you power to see that justice is done on earth.” Isaiah 42:6

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…. Live in harmony with one another…. If your enemies are hungry feed them…. Overcome evil with good. Romans 12

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

My power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9



The world’s 400 billionaires have a combined wealth equal to that of the bottom half of the world’s people.
Today the average American sees more ads every 2 weeks than would have been seen 100 years ago in a lifetime.

In 1960, the average head of a major U.S. corporation made 20 times as much as the average worker; in 2001 it was 500 times as much.

On average, college seniors have 6 credit cards and nearly triple the serious delinquency rate as older adults.
The richest 1% of Americans owns twice as much wealth as the poorest 80%.

One billion people in the world do not get enough to eat. Yet half of American adults are overweight.
The average child graduates from high school having spent more time in front of the television set than in the classroom.

In developing countries, six million children die each year, mostly from hunger-related causes.

On average, Americans believe the U.S. spends 80 times as much on foreign aid than is the case.

Since 2001 1/4 of the largest companies in the US have terminated or frozen their defined benefit pension plans.

14 million U.S. children experience hunger or the risk of hunger.

Serious problems in the Medicare prescription drug plan, have prompted two dozen states to take over major parts of the plan. Drug companies had spent over 1 billion dollars lobbying for a plan favorable to their interests.



Justice is sorting out what belongs to whom and returning it to them. Walter Brueggemann

The more we have, the less we own. Meister Eckhart

We are made loveless by our possessions. Elizabeth of Thuringia

In a consumer society, there are two kinds of slaves, the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. Ivan Illich

If our goods are not available to the community they are stolen goods. Martin Luther

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. What affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Martin Luther King Jr.

Where love is, what can be wanting? Where it is not, what can possibly be profitable? St. Augustine

In everything, love simplicity. St. Francis de Sales

Simplicity can be difficult, but the alternative is immensely more difficult. Richard Foster

Here at the cross is the man who loves his enemies, who being rich became poor, who gives his robe to those who took his cloak.... The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the way to the kingdom, nor is it even the way to the kingdom; it is the kingdom come. John Howard Yoder

We learn to speak by speaking ...to run by running... to work by working ... to love by loving. St. Francis de Sales

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

There remains an experience of incomparable value, to see the great events of world history from below; from the perspective of the outcast, the suspects, the powerless, the maltreated, the oppressed, the reviled ---- in short, from the perspective of those who suffer . . . to look with new eyes on matters great and small. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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