Hat tip to Brad who highlights a Newweek article called, Europe's New Young Generation of Losers. The article outlines the growing rift and tension between those of the boomer generation and their kids. One paragraph in particular jumped out at me;
"Lacking well-paid jobs, the young have been thrown back on the generosity of their parents. That's fine for the middle class, but much worse for the poor. "Progress was once produced by the state; now it comes from family solidarity,"
The growing gap between the "haves" and "have not's" is something that greatly concerns me, but what to do? A while back I went to hear Tom Sine speak. He touched on many of the issues the Newsweek article does. His challenge to those of us there that day was to find Kingdom solutions to these problems. Yet so often the church undergirds the status quo rather than challenging it.