This article in Monday's AJC is a good reminder of the financial trouble we face in the American Southern Suburbs. Not only have we gotten ourselves into houses we really can't afford because of foolish mortgages (and I'm using the term 'we' for a reason) but now we're paying for houses with credit cards and not paying those off either.
Way too many of us are living in functional poverty - and along with any number of addictions and struggles in marriage and parenting - these are the mercy and justice issues in the suburbs. We're starting to brainstorm about ways to move towards those in our community whose lives are being destroyed by so many things that promise the world and never deliver.
I'd love to hear if you have any ideas about how to make these kinds of missional connections with people living in the suburbs.