THE DIFFICULTY OF HELPING
The question comes from the mythological story of Cain and Abel: Are we our brothers Keepers? It is a question that religious people have assumed to be simple and simple in its answer. But it is not. The sociologist Garrett Harden speaking about altruism and helping says: “…about the only thing outside meddling can do is to interfere with internal progress.
Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful story-teller. He served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and two rural churches in western Minnesota.
Music: Gerri Friedberg