It’s official, we have the biggest houses in the world.
According to Commsec, our new homes averaged a whopping 214.6m2 in the last financial year (the US average is 201.5, the UK is 76.0).
But for 1 in 6 people in the world, their houses look something more like this:
And then there’s the 42 million (twice Australia’s population!) who are refugees/internally displaced people who’s ‘homes’ look something like this:
Gets you thinking hey.
I’m not suggesting burning our houses down and moving into cardboard boxes just to even things out a bit.
But I do think one of the worst things we can do is to just, take it all for granted.
And I guess it wouldn’t hurt to tone things down just a bit where we can.
If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:17-18