Sunday, February 22, 2009

Culture of Corruption

"They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things, rather than the Creator." Romans 1:25

Can anything describe our current culture with its Bernie Madoffs, Robert Stanfords, Wall Street Masters of the Universe, TARPS, bailouts, and stimulus plans better?? I've never thought much of the school of thought that humans and societies are perfectable. (I've known too many humans and read too much history to do that.) It seems to me that our current economic meltdown was caused in large part by worshipping and serving created stuff--houses, cars, 401Ks. A certain amount of material is necessary and good but all pervasive grasping for more and more and more has turned us from the beauty of God's creation and toward a destructive enslavement. The question now is how to balance the production and consumption of what is needed and good without becoming enslaved to what we are capable of producing and consuming.

Thought for the day:

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

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