About Christian values¶
Here is a list of things I’d call “Christian values”, or the important consequence of the Good News for our psychological, social and political life, our daily choices and priorities.
Do not fear when you did something wrong, and forgive your fellows when they did something wrong.
Don’t base your self-esteem upon earthen values. The value of a human is much more than money, success, wealth and health.
Don’t say “I deserve this”. Because of course you deserve it. Of course you deserve your fellows’ attention, respect, love. Of course you deserve something to eat and drink, clothes and a place where you can rest. Of course you also deserve a beautiful car, house, bicycle, phone and whatever you may need for your life. But don’t worry about these. Worry rather about whether your fellows have them as much as you.
Don’t ask for more than you need. Humanity won’t survive if we continue to cultivate ideas like “Good enough is not enough”. The most satisfied are those who need the least.
Be aware about civil laws and cultural rules. No human law should give you permission –or enforce you– to act against God’s plan.