LAST week a number of VIPs met on the Island of Sicily to discuss ‘climate change’.
A very nice place to meet to talk about an extremely important issue. But it transpired 117 private jets and numerous super yachts had been used to ferry the VIPs to the island.
Truly a case of ‘Don’t do as I do, but do as I say’.
We really do live in a very strange world with one rule seemingly for the rich and another for the others.
So maybe many of the people at the conference had earned their wealth by sheer hard work and therefore deserve their luxury but what a contradiction to the very important theme of the conference. Were they really concerned about climate change?
In the Gospels, Jesus Christ told the story of a man who had an abundant harvest, more than he could use himself.
He reasoned it would be better for him to knock down his existing barns and build bigger ones to hold all this extra produce, and live in ease for the rest of his life.
According to the account in the Bible, he had no thought for others who were not as well off as he was. Because of this fact, the story ends with him losing his life because of his selfish behaviour and he did not get to enjoy his riches.
We are called to be generous, not just with our money but also with our time and efforts to help other people.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District