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If the World Were a Village of 100 People

The Family Care Foundation posted on its website an article entitled "If the World Were a Village of 100 People." If you shrunk the world's population down to 100 people, the demographics would look like this:  

  • Only 33 would be Christians 
  • Only 50 would be adequately nourished, the other 50 malnourished  
  • Only 20 would live in decent housing 
  • Only 33 would be able to read 
  • Only 1 would have a college education 
  • Just 5 of the people would control about 1/3 of the village's wealth, and all 5 of those people would be U.S. citizens 
  • Only 7 of the 100 would have access to the internet 
  • 24 of the people would still not have electricity, 39 would lack access to improved sanitation, and 33 would be without access to a clean water supply 

    Do those statistics help put your life in perspective?

    Reference: "If the World Were a Village of 100 People," familycare.org

  • Let Me Be Thankful….

    Matthew Henry, the great Bible commentator, was robbed one day. He wrote in his diary: "Let me be thankful, first, because I was never robbed before. Second, because although they took my wallet, they did not tak... [Read More]

    Mindfulness

    Do you enjoy the blessings in your life, or are you always wanting more?  Dr. Don Colbert, in his book The Seven Pillars of Health, says people need to learn to practice mindfulness to cope with stres... [Read More]

    Reference: Don Colbert, M.D., The Seven Pillars of Health (Siloam, 2007), pp. 234-235