"Our lives are increasingly controlled, in every aspect, by economic and technological factors. Broadly speaking, culture is so infused with these considerations that it is difficult to see them clearly". "As I look at much of what we say, it seems that we only ask each other to be exceptionally polite and to be as quietly pious as possible, as we succeed by the rules that our broader culture says are non-negotiable -- ignore the poor (some would say blame them), succeed by satisfying greed and measure accomplishment by material acquisition and occupational attainment rather than moral behaviour. We know that isn't the truth and we know that isn't the way to true happiness. We know that Jesus confronts it. I really believe that it is time to preach it and live it again. Only God can save us; only in God are we to find peace".
Author is "national Indigenous bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada".