Our recent trip to Guatemala exposed us to another group of small coffee growers that suffer a system that disadvantages their work and advantages those with a network to bring the beans to market. In other words, while our price for coffee rises, the net income for those who grow the product remains negligible at best.

This morning’s Daily Dig rightly reminds us, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr, that while important to help those wounded on the roadside,  there is as great a need to make the road safe,

Daily Dig for September 25

Martin Luther King Jr

We are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be beaten and robbed as they make their journey through life. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it understands that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.Source: April 4, 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” address at Riverside Church, New York
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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.