Thursday 31 October 2013

Wednesday of Week 31 Year 1

Nowadays individualism seems to be more and more apparent in society. While individualism may not necessarily be a bad thing, one consequence of individualism is the preservation and protection of oneself without considering others. We see how people only think about themselves and become selfish in our attitude and behaviour. For example, when there is an accident on the road, few people would stop to help or see whether help is on the way. Instead, we see people slowing down just to glance at what is happening before speeding off, and some even try to look at the vehicle registration plate, perhaps with the intention of buying 4D and hoping to win a prize.

In contrast, today's reading reminds us that we should "avoid getting into debt, except the debt of mutual love." We also read that "Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments." Do we really have genuine love towards others around us? Or have we become more and more self-centered, to the point that we must protect our rights? If we demand for our rights, there may be nothing left.

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