Sunday, December 24, 2006

'Families not funds - time to focus on the things that matter'

There's a good article in The Age about what Father Bob reckons Christmas is about.

"Do no harm and do a bit of good," is his plea for Christmas. How do you do that? "By treating others as a facsimile of yourself."
It's stripped-down New Testament material retooled to the language of a blogger, podcaster, TV star and veteran helper of the disadvantaged.
Good can be done at ground-level, he says, by us, without needing help by religious leaders. "It's got to be trickle-up. What worries me about religion and the way she has been merchandised is that you get the impression that everything is trickle-down." Basically, he says, do it yourself. "We better get down and dirty," he says. "If you really want to make a change in the world you have to put in."

Read the whole thing here.


analise said...

Father Bob and John Safran are great to listen to on JJJ..thanks for the article link too :)

Christop said...

Yeah, I used to download the podcast of Sunday Night Safran, but I ended up always being to busy to get around to listening to it. Might download some old episodes during the Christmas break.