Dear Folks -
The phrase "to give the shirt of your back" has come to mean the ultimate gesture of generosity. It didn't start out that way. It's origin - from one of the morality teachings of Jesus - was a creative form of non-violent opposition to an oppressive system.
There are forces at work within us and within our culture that work to cause divisiveness rather than inclusiveness. In the Ordinary Life talk I gave this Sunday I speak about the need for forceful, creative and non-violent ways to work for compassion and justice. We showed a video featuring Dr. Jim Bankston taking such an approach to a current issue. I took a phrase from his talk and used it as the title of my presentation.