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“Seattle’s new wealth: thrilling yet unsettling”: Yes, and unsettling to note that the warnings from Amos, Isaiah and Jeremiah to their kingdoms 2,800 years ago are as pertinent as any Seattle Times editorial these days. “Woe to those who stretch on beds of ivory … Drink by the bowlful … but are not grieved by the ruin of the country …” (Paraphrase, Amos 6:4-6). There is no theological reason to believe that our empire (or our planet), anymore than others before ours, can survive our collective me-first greed without a basic return to mutual care.
Rev. Dr. Donald E. Mayer, Seattle