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If we are going to be honest, and it is probably best to be honest before the seat of God's judgment, there is a little bit the pirate (conscious or unconscious) in all of us. We can be the most well-meaning of people, but miss reading one label, buy one off-brand at a discount and you may---just may---be flying the skull and cross-bones without knowing it.
It means a willing fine-tuning of our collective filters, and an intentional effort to make our economic discernments in the context of our faith and hope in a kingdom God has made us partners in since the beginning of time.
When is a pirate not a pirate? When they turn from taking without thought to cost and turn instead from causing loss to forging hope for the lost.