Benjamin in Bangladesh has just started blogging a three month placement with the Grameen bank. I’m a big fan of Grameen and their revolutionary banking for the poor, so it’ll be interesting to get a bit of an inside view of their work. Reading through the posts so far, I also found that Benjamin’s perspective is very similar to our own:
I see in the Christian scriptures a picture of Jesus, of God, who is intimately concerned with economics, but not only with the plight of those in poverty, but also the plight of those in riches. Not only is Jesus concerned that people are fed (Matthew 15:32), but also that the rich do not become owned by their wealth (Matthew 19:23-24). When I see this wide concern of Jesus, I feel a desire for work that helps people in poverty not simply for their sake, but for my own; to keep me from a life so isolated by weath that I am numb to the pain of the global poor.
Amen to that. Looks like an insightful blog to keep an eye on for the next couple of months.