Growing up in a Christian family, where we faithfully attended church, Shane’s analyzation of Jesus and the Christian view of economics, most importantly in these chapters, the relationship between money and love is quite understandable. There has been many times where I’ve heard the scripture from 1 Timothy 6:9-11 that reads, “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness” basically summing up the idea that Claiborne expresses to his readers. Ultimately, “the reality of divine multiplication is realized only when we rely ourselves to be dependent on God and live in radical interdependence with on another” (Claiborne 170). In order to realize the power of divine multiplication it is imperative that “money loses its power” (171). Shane accounts the times where he didn’t have to use his money not only because of the love of community, but the love of God.
- Shane had a $10, 000 surgery paid for because his involvement and contributions with a group that put in money for people’s medical needs.
- There are people that from meals (that are available to them) until others could eat.
- Wear clothing that “incarnates the values of the kingdom” (169).
Profits did not matter when love was spared.