A way to live: Who are your heroes and heroines? Do you want to be known for what they are known for? What criteria govern your choice? Capacity for loving and caring, for fairness and justice? Or upward mobility and high income? “Choose you this day whom you will follow.” [Suggested by John 1:43-51]
Coming to terms with our own racism.
A way we are living: The Africans say, “I am because you are.” They know we all lean on each other. Do express yourself. Do seek to do well in the path you are following. And do remember you are being helped all the time by the rest of us in ways you do not […]
For this week: Watch being over-confident. Listen with care to what others say about you. If you hear something critical about yourself, think about it for two weeks. If it fits, change. If it doesn’t fit, forget it. [A way to live Matthew 21:33-46] More life apps Citizenship/Wider World: “Combating ISIS,” transcript of a Religion […]
Four ways to combat inequality.
Self-reliance has to be relearned almost every day. When our lives are not going well, it is easy to blame others or social conditions. We may hear “tighten your belt” or “suck it up” from others. They are reminding us to be draw again on our own skills and wisdom and strength to endure. The Spirit works through us.
[Suggested by Exodus 17:1-7]
Learn to understand convictions opposite to your own.
“Pay it forward” means do for someone else what has just been done for you. When you are forgiven for a wrongdoing of your own, be careful to forgive the next wrong done to you. Being a forgiving person is easier said than done. It’s a mighty work so pay it forward!
When a friend or associate hurts me, how ready am I to forgive and to restore our relationship? Begin with being realistic about the extent of the hurt. Sometimes, I exaggerate the hurt. Sometimes, I make light of a hurt when it was serious. Which is it? Then, get on to the forgiving and the restoring. [Suggested by Matthew 18:8-14]
Divesting from stock in fossil fuels.