Excellent models of protest movements exist such as those conducted by Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Mahatma Gandhi. Perhaps our current college students might take a page from their playbooks and model them in their efforts to assist in righting previous and current wrongs and to do so ethically so that their desire for change is consistent with ethical behavior.
The church and the community is safer in 2015 thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of the Boston Globe Spotlight team. While there are always risks of problem cases falling between the cracks when it comes to child safety more and more of these cracks are being sealed shut to ensure that all children are safe in church as well as in other community environments.
We have made the country safer by socially engineering car safety as well as other issues related to smoking, vaccinations, and various consumer protections. Other developed countries have much better track records regarding gun safety than we do. Perhaps taking a page from their playbook isn’t such a bad idea if we have the will to do so.
In this blog, I hope to offer reflections on doing the right thing for our bodies, minds, and souls as well as for our relationships, communities, and the world. While I certainly don't own a corner on the truth and know what the right thing is for you, I hopefully can at least offer some thoughtful reflections about how to discern for ourselves what the right thing might be. I'll comment on health and fitness, ethical behavior, spirituality, and ways to live a life that hopefully maximizes our potential for health, wellness, and satisfaction.