The economic contrast in the picture is as striking to me today as it was three years ago.

Why the difference? Are the shack-dwellers happy with their waterless, powerless, futureless lives with the affluence over the dunes? Maybe they are. I don’t know. Could they do anything about it if they weren’t? Based on my limited exposure to them, I doubt it. What forces or systems propagate such a disparity?

What would Moses, Amos, or Jesus have to say about it?

And what about the poor in the 405?

A reminder: be sure to [re-]visit and consider lending through