waging a living

I’m supposed to be working on a talk for tomorrow night, but I just watched this documentary on PBS – Waging a Living.  Check out the site, there’s a lot of good info, and the tv listings for when it’s on this week.

If you work hard, you get ahead. That’s the American Dream in a nutshell — no matter what your race, color, creed or economic starting point, hard work will improve your life and increase your children’s opportunities. Yet, this widely held dream is out of reach for an increasing number of working Americans.

Roger Weisberg’s alarming and heart-wrenching new documentary, “Waging a Living,” puts a human face on the growing economic squeeze that is forcing millions of workers into the ranks of the poor. Shot in the Northeast and California, the film profiles four very different Americans who work full-time but still can’t make ends meet. Despite their hard work and determination, these four find themselves, as one of them observes, “hustling backwards.”….

I’ve also been thinking about this a lot:

Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.  He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
      because he has anointed me
      to preach good news to the poor.
   He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
      and recovery of sight for the blind,
   to release the oppressed,
    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

                                                                                           Luke 4:14-21

back to work for me…

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6 thoughts on “waging a living

  1. AgapeLuv3

    Hey girl!  Your CP says hi!  🙂  Also, did you know they are filming Kite Runner out there??!?!   Let’s catc up soon.  Wanna adopt a project?  😉

    Reply

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