If you believe the political pundits, in a matter of days half the country will think the sky is falling and the other half will act as if it’s The Second Coming. The good news is that neither winner nor loser is likely to take to the streets and rant for revolution — though some might run to the courts and demand a recount! Americans remain in general agreement with Thomas Aquinas, who believed civilization is constituted by conversation; that is, by argument. That’s why Michael Novak says, “Civilized people, treating each other as reasonable, argue with one another. Barbarians club one another.”
When was the last time you heard a sermon praising the virtues of getting rich? I’ll bet it’s been quite a while! According to one survey, 99% of sermons reflect negatively on wealth accumulation, affluence, and success at work. Why?