Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not. -Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax An Indicator I left the field of Human Services for several years because I was sick of bearing daily witness to the neglect of elderly people. I simply wanted to work with objects and things that didn’t experience pain and depression. I found myself at a factory-type workshop where we assembled and constructed parts for commercial vehicles. I found myself on the “Indicator Line” where we glued pieces of cut glass into plastic holders. Each one ...Continue Reading
A Nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.-Mahatma GandhiIt is true that we are in many ways very advanced. We have great cities, a powerful army, food to throw away. But what kind of countrymen and countrywomen are we turning out? Do the defenseless have to fear the strong? Do the weak have to be afraid that they will be forgotten? As a people, are we compassionate or are we greedy and self-serving? From a spiritual point of view, is America actually a backwards society?Let me illustrate these ideas with a few stories.The Burning ...Continue Reading
It is time we awaken to the fact that conformity to a sick society is to be sick.Richard J. Foster, authorGod is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the ruble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.-Bono, singer-songwriterThe way a society treats its most vulnerable people acts as ...Continue Reading
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