Sunday, February 28, 2016

Spirituality: Injustice

To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace. 

: Confucius

Three quarters of Americans think that "God helps those who help themselves" actually appears in Holy Scripture. This notion, which is at the core of our current individualist politics and culture, was in fact uttered by Ben Franklin. Franklin's "truism" is not only non-biblical; it's counter-biblical. Few ideas could be further from the Gospel message, with its radical summons to love of neighbor. 

: Bill McKibben