Whitney Houston's song The Greatest Love of All is one of those songs that pervades the zeitgeist, almost subconsciously.
I'd like to bring it to a conscious level in this post and think about the opening lines; do we really believe these words?
If you are anything like me you get really annoyed at the lack of news in your news feed. What you have instead of a news feed is partizan political pontification at best, and downright dirty lies at worst. Sadly that is the state of affairs in the media today.
You've all heard it said "do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
As parents we teach our children this virtue normally around the aspect of sharing and being kind to others.
As we put this into practice we soon realize that this is a win-win situation because most often as you treat others correctly, with courtesy and even go out of your way to be nice, you feel good inside and often people treat you in the same way. I believe this is a typical aspect of the Kingdom of God - you are doing the good deed or being kind to another, yet you are the one who feels blessed in the end.
Usually, when evaluating a book, it’s enough to weigh up pros and cons and decide whether or not to read it. But in this case, I’d like to go a little further because of two things: Firstly, the topic the book seeks to address is so central to the truth of Scripture, and secondly, the book does such tremendous damage to that central truth.
How is it that we produce mass-school shooters, drug addicts, gangbangers, serial rapists, and pedofiles in the first world in the 21st century?
We are living in a time obsessed with health, yet we are probably the least healthy group of generations in the history of humankind. What we call ‘health’ is a strange mashup of disparate pieces of individual humanity, as if a whole human is merely the sum of all of her parts.
The truth is that a whole human being is irreducibly complex. A whole human being is infinitely more than the sum of his or her parts. So why are we so obsessed with our sentimental and narrow definition of “health” when it is clear that what we are desperate for, what is utterly conspicuous by its absence is Human Wholeness?