Michael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above. He outlines a naturalistic, holistic, ecocentric approach to coming to grips with the state of the world, stresses the importance of collective self-care in ensuring we meet these essential human needs so that we can do the important work of caring for our world, and, I think most importantly, outlines the segments of our society who are in particular need of our compassion and generosity.
You can watch the sermon on YouTube here. He’s a very compelling and articulate speaker. Thanks Michael!