Economically at least, we don’t seem to have learned much from the 1930s. Socially or societally either. With some economists warning of a new Great Depression with its attendant social upheaval on the horizon, I read the news these days with a sense of dread.

Yes, I know that the second decade of the 21st century is not the 1930s. However, have we really learned, theologically and ecclesially, what it requires to live faithfully in an age of economic and social alienation, deprivation, and greed?