We are in good places

June 29, 2022
Good afternoon,

TOP Ten Liveable Cities in the World:
Criteria 
Stability
  Healthcare 
Culture and environment
  Education 
Infrastructure

4)  Calgary
5)  Vancouver
10) Toronto

Canada has three cities in the top ten in the world. We live in one of the best places in the world. And yet we complain about our health care, our sidewalks and our politicians. If things are not right, we do have the opportunity to invite things to change. That is what makes Canada have three of the top places in the world. We have freedom.

And with this greatness, comes great responsibility. Did we become so great at the expense of others ? Please listen to the podcast Kuper Island from CBC. It is about residential schools. It is so hard to listen to what the government and church did to the Indigenous communities.

And with our greatness, comes great responsibility. Our resources must be shared. Our improvements in health care must be shared. Our improvements in pollution control must be shared. Generosity should be Canada’s gift to the world. We should not continue to arm the world’s armies.

We say every Sunday during worship: 
 ” Father, forgive us our sins 
   as we forgive those who sin against us.”
This is a call for justice and reconciliation for all the world. It is so great that we have so many cities in the top ten, but we need to be generous in all aspects of our lives. Our faith depends on it. Jesus demands it of us.
Grace and peace to all.

Fred
Chaos in the winds
Scattering my troubled thoughts
to land on soft clouds            Monika Pieper Landoni 2022