Dear Micah/ WBC Friends,
This month's reading is brief, but quite impactful. The source is an article written by David Brooks for his New York Times column. The title is, "The Ambition Explosion."
this piece Brooks writes about the contradiction of capitalism, i.e.,
"it arouses enormous ambition, but it doesn't help you define where you
should focus it." To reinforce and illustrate his argument, two books
that received acclaim are referenced.
summarizes his perspective by stating, "Capitalism on its own breeds
people who are vaguely aware that they are not living the spiritually
richest life...to survive, capitalism needs to be embedded in a moral
culture that sits in tension with it, and provides a scale of values
based on moral and not monetary grounds."
this article when it was published. Brooks' opinion resonated with me
as it identifies a need that Micah/WBC has been trying to fulfill for
many years. I would love to hear your reactions to his viewpoint.
enter the closing weeks of Advent and prepare for the Nativity, may we
all pause and recognize God's presence not only at the Incarnation, but
in our daily lives. May your Christmas be blessed! Also, have a Happy