Every commentator I have looked at in order to get some guidance in interpreting this text starts by saying how difficult it is; one reflection that I read calls it ‘baffling’ and says that people have struggled to make sense of it for centuries. That gave me great confidence! … [To read more, click on title]
Sustainability: the big picture – what can we do?
A Sunday School Teacher asked her eight eager 10-year-olds if they would give a million dollars to the save the planet. “YES!” they all screamed! “Would you give $1000?” Again they shouted “YES!” “How about $100?” “Oh, YES we would,” they all agreed. “Would you give …. [more]
This telling incident (the disciples have been arguing among themselves about who was the greatest) reveals to us how, when we become obsessed with self-interest, we miss truths of global significance that are right in front of us ….