In the 1960’s Arethra Franklin sang RESPECT and it was a big hit. Sadly today it seems that it is a word that has gone out of fashion. Why?
I think that many people have just become self centred – Me, Me, Me – and the pursuit of possessions has taken over. “I don’t care about anyone else so long as I have my possessions”, seems to be the “battle-cry” of the decade. This attitude has destroyed the sense of community that we once had and along with respect for others, and that is causing a lot of the problems that we are experiencing at the moment in this country.
The Christian Church tells us that Jesus told us that the greatest commandment is “Love your neighbour as yourself” and this has been the mainstay of the Church’s life over the years. No it’s not old fashioned, it is good sound advice for living in any society. Bring back respect into our world and a lot of our problems will disappear.