“When Jesus said, 'love your neighbor as you love yourself,'" observes Jim Philipps, “the neighborhood wasn't nearly as large and complex as it is today.” In fact,
· What does “love thy neighbor” mean in a world where we have the power to affect the lives of so many people whom we will never meet?
· How do we practice Christian discipleship in the modern world where the “neighborhood” has global dimensions?
· What happens to the poor in a society built on greed?
As dangerous as the seven deadly sins are for individuals, says Philipps, we can't ignore the tremendous effect sinful actions have on our society as a whole. And in this engaging and thought-provoking book, he uses conscience formation as a way to examine the teachings of the Church on issues of social justice and to reimagine the seven deadly sins within a communal context.
A must-read for parish leaders, formation directors, and all Catholics committed to living the social teachings of the Church in daily life.