President Obama was in Arizona yesterday announcing his new plan to curb home foreclosures. He said there are currently some 6 million homes in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure. (Many of these are your average size, or bigger, suburban homes.) This wave of foreclosure, the president said, is putting the “American Dream” in jeapordy for many. Maybe it should be the other way around… That is, instead of families scrambling to stay in these places — maybe they should look to home sharing with another family and cut expenses (mortgage, utililites, furniture, appliances…) in half. At this, all of these American families would still be living way better than billions of people who live in the Third World often without just the basics in adequate shelter, food, medicine… So if we connect the dots here: If some of this home-sharing savings in America starts going to more help for people in these Third World countries — doesn’t the “American Dream” get realigned a bit better with, oh I don’t know, maybe the Gospel message? Note: I was just reading the kids a story today in the Bible about a farmer who has a good crop and fills his barn up. But instead of giving the rest of the crop away to the poor, the “fool” (Jesus’s word) decides to build another barn and store it for himself. Are we doing the same by hoarding all this home space for ourselves in America, while billions live worldwide in tiny slum dwellings? Sure we are.