Friday, November 14, 2008

Prioritizing our moral compasses...

I came across this quote during a blog-bouncing session and thought I would share.

Tony Campolo is the associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia and an emeritus professor of sociology at Eastern University. On the Eastern campus is the Campolo School of Social Change.

Here's how Campolo often begins a speech:

"I have three things I'd like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don't give a shit. [And third] What's worse is that you're more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night."

What do you all see as the misplacement of priorities in everyday life? Let's hear from the audience...

1 comment:

Empress of Venus said...

Spending hours typing diatribe on a blog instead of compartmentalizing the inexorable bad from the omnipresent good and volunteering at the Bishop's storehouse or making quilts.

Yes I'm guilty of it too.