Brendon Neilson
September 14, 2018
Brendon Neilson
vision animator
Engaging God's World

In this discussion, Brendon sits down with Elizabeth Welch and talks about the Engaging God's  World Vision Implementation Team. They talk about the difference between charity and justice and how to move from one to the other, which often involves asking one more question.   

The poem Brendon reads to open is  2008, XII by Wendell Berry  

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…
Hosea 4:6  

We forget the land we stand on
and live from. We set ourselves
free in an economy founded
on nothing, on greed verified
by fantasy, on which we entirely
depend. We depend on fire
that consumes the world without
lighting it. To this dark blaze
driving the inert metal
of our most high desire
we offer our land as fuel,
thus offering ourselves at last
to be burned. This is our riddle
to which the answer is a life
that none of us has lived.

Copyright © 2013 by Wendell Berry. From This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems (Counterpoint Press, 2013).