Thomas Cook, the founder of mass travel, had a social vision that was foundational to the company’s success. His purpose was to increase friendship, broaden the mind and lift the spirit.
In many parts of the world, church buildings are still closed. Yet the church itself is open. It is being built through the ordinary work of human hands like ours.
Democracies generally enjoy political and economic freedoms that are protected and limited by the rule of law and by civic virtue. Those freedoms need, therefore, to be exercised responsibly.
The lighting of our inner fire is crucial if we are to find and fulfil our purpose. But what spiritual gifts will indicate whether that fire is lit?
Known as the Beautiful Game, soccer at its best embodies wonderful values. But how can it help us distinguish between our aim and our purpose?