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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

The wean in the manger is with us again

There is a deep irony in the interviews of radio and TV financial commentators when they say that the hoped for sales at Christmas have failed to materialise and more businesses are under threat. Its an irony because had the banks applied Christian ethics of meeting others needs not our own greed and prioritising people not pounds we would not be in this economic melt down adn these sales would not be so vital. Its also an irony that so many businesses have built their survival on a consumerist culture, based it would appear, in large part, on maximising profits driven by the commercialisation of the celebration of the man who came to tell us that sacrificial love, forgiveness and care for the stranger and our enemy made the world a better place not the "more, many and mine" world view that is the capitalist paradigm.

I have just read back that paragraph and my goodness I need a holiday! Here ends the sermon. I won't be blogging for a few days but will be back before the New Year. I hope that whatever Christmas means to you, it is as you hoped it will be. God be with you.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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