Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:51 PM on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'Way things were' not an option




I am going to be starting a discussion group with the title "Rediscovering Values," which is the name of a book by Jim Wallis from Sojourners.

The "Conversation on Rediscovering Values" begins on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and will continue for at least four Wednesdays. Start time is 7 p.m. End time is 8:30 p.m. Place: Homer United Methodist Church upstairs. Books are available.

The theme will be "Finding Moral Clarity During Economic Uncertainty."

Getting back to "the way things were" is not an option.

It is time we take our economic uncertainty and use it to find some moral clarity. Too often we have been ruled by the maxims that greed is good, it's all about me, and I want it now. Those can be challenged only with some of our oldest and best valuesenough is enough, we are in it together, and thinking not just for tomorrow but for future generations.

Jim Wallis shows that the solution to our problems will be found only as individuals, families, friends, churches, mosques, synagogues, and entire communities wrestle with the question of values together.

This "Conversation" is open to the public.

Regards,

Will Files

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