Homewood minister Rick Kaufhold gave me some material today that included this information. Unfortunately, I don’t have the original source, but if this is anywhere near accurate, it should make us all stop and reflect. Most of you reading this post will find yourselves, like me, squarely in the extreme minority of the world’s population, yet holding access to tremendous resources, power, and influence. What would the world look like if we surrendered all of that to God and asked him how we should use it?

“According to the World Development Forum, if our world were a village of 1,000 people, there would be 564 Asians, 210 Europeans, 86 Africans, 80 South Americans, and 60 North Americans. In the village would be 300 Christians (183 Catholics, 84 Protestants, 33 Orthodox), 175 Muslims, 128 Hindus, 44 Buddhists, 47 Animists, 85 from other religious groups, and 210 Atheists. Of these people, 60 would control half the total income, 500 would be hungry, 600 would live in shantytowns, and 700 would be illiterate.”

He has shown you people what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8, TNIV)