The parable of the Good Samaritan tells us what love is—an uncaused and spontaneous action of the heart. It also tells us what love is not—a good intention, a romance or beautiful words. There’s nothing in it of culture or convention. It makes no distinctions.
The cultural mantra “Provide for my family” begs the question: Who is my family? This was Jesus’ wake-up response to his disciples when they told him his family was waiting to see him.
Studies indicate that there is a decline in the trust we have in our public institutions—civil, religious and otherwise. Let’s not be in a hurry to say this is a bad thing.
We are instructed by a consumer culture to want what we don’t have. ‘Do you have this? Get it!’ As a consequence, we become blind to what we do have, inhabiting a self-created demimonde where the light of gratitude is a dead wick.
CEO culture leads us to think that anger can be managed. It can’t.