Be Part of the Answer…

…not the problem. The problem is this:

The answer is prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  If you are looking for a way to do a work of mercy, give to Mercy Corps and help out the typhoon survivors.

  • Stu

    Amen, Mark.

  • KM

    Pope Francis wrote about this in his newly released Apostolic Exhortation,
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM

    No to the new idolatry of money

    55. One cause of this situation is found in our relationship with money,
    since we calmly accept its dominion over ourselves and our societies. The
    current financial crisis can make us overlook the fact that it originated in a
    profound human crisis: the denial of the primacy of the human person! We have
    created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf (cf. Ex
    32:1-35) has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and
    the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The
    worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances
    and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings; man is reduced to
    one of his needs alone: consumption.

    http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html#No_to_an_economy_of_exclusion

    • B.E. Ward

      Prescient!

  • KM

    Here’s a funny cartoon by Jen Sorensen called “Black Friday on Thanksgiving” which summarizes this well:

    http://jensorensen.com/2013/11/25/black-friday-on-thanksgiving-workers-cartoon/

  • Dave G.

    That cartoon would be funny if it weren’t so true.


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