The Other Pair

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“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.” – Luke 6:24

The Other Pair is 4 ½ minute-film made in Egypt. Based on a situation from Mahatma Ghandi’s life, this award-winning short invites us to reflect not only on what it means to be poor, but also on the possible ways in which the haves and the have-nots can help each other.

As you watch it, when in your life have you been in need? Did you receive help, and what was that experience like? When have you been rich and able to generously give? Did you? If so, why, and if not, why?

Watch. Enjoy. Share with a friend. Begin a conversation about how we as people of faith can be generous with our treasure instead of hoarding it where moth and rust consume.


Today’s writer is Hugo Olaiz, associate editor for Latino/Hispanic resources at Forward Movement. Originally from Argentina, he moved to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies in Spanish, linguistics, and translation. He lives in Oxford, Ohio, with his husband John-Charles Duffy and an aging beagle mix named Patches.

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