We live in a consumer society, controlled by corporations who want us to spend, spend, spend. The media constantly blare this message, not only through advertising, but also through program content. Our values have become corrupted through this bombardment.
Meanwhile our schools, health care, families, neighborhoods are in deep trouble. Our quality of life, by many standards, is low, although the quantity of our possessions may be high.
Luke 12: 14Then Jesus said to the crowd,
Take care to guard against all greed,
for though one may be rich,
ones life does not consist of possessions.
Will our values change? Will we become more interested in truth, integrity, cooperation and sharing, justice and love? This is our challenge, as we reap the financial ruin that Bush has inflicted upon us.
In the name of the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman