This is what he has to say in it that I think pertains to all societies:
“Only to the extent that a society is concerned for its most disadvantaged members, can it be considered truly civil.”
Keep that in mind when some Libertarian, anarcho-capitalist or other right-wing lunatic says that society is supposed to be looking out for the rich and powerful.
Also keep note that the Catholic Church’s definition of “most disadvantaged” does not include LGBTQ or women.
…but charity has not.
Those pseudo-Christians whose budgets cut support for the poor are the followers of pagan Rome, not Christ.
Inspired by a writing exercise (write a letter to the hero applying to be their sidekick) at the end of a Hawaii Fiction Writers work shop on buddies and sidekicks:
“When you’re captured by the bad guys, tied up and being tortured to reveal where our client is hidden, I would shoot you in the head – then myself – to protect our client’s life.”
In case no one noticed how a small part of the Big Island is being ravaged by Kilauea Volcano, here’s how you can help: