Cultivating a Theology of Abundance

Naomi King (@revnaomi) tweeted a great question recently: “What are your favorite #inspirational quotes about abundance?” Her prompt reminded me of how critical a theology of abundance is to a healthy spirituality. In contrast, a theology of scarcity can spiral into an unhealthy spirituality. A search for the words “abundance” and “scarcity” on my computer turned up the following quotes:

  • “Instead of fixating on what you perceive as ‘wrong’ (pathologies, scarcity, or anxiety), inquire into what is right, good, and exciting.” (See the practice of Appreciate Inquiry.)

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The Rev. Carl Gregg is the pastor of Broadview Church in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.
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About Carl Gregg

The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg is a trained spiritual director, a D.Min. graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, and the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland. Follow him on Facebook facebook.com/carlgregg and Twitter @carlgregg.


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