Friday, December 30, 2016

Seventh Day of Christmas: Day to Take Stock


It hasn't taken long for the "Christmas Sales" signs to be replaced by "Stocktake Sales" in the major stores around our cities.These sales are basically incentives to add to our consumer appetite at bargain prices.

Today can also be a great day to "take stock" of life as the year draws to a close. Our new year resolutions are best informed by the reflection of the previous year.

Today is a day to take stock of core values and commitments. It means I place my commitment in small communities such as L'Arche, in the activism of groups like Amnesty International and Oxfam, in the commitment of NGOs like Micah Projects and Palms Australia to bring about social change.

December 31 also provides opportunities for media outlets and commentators (like me) to review the year. The following offer some of the best of the 2016 reviews:
And if you need something a bit more interactive you can take the ABC Quiz of the Week. and for the more adventurous the USA  Quiz of the Year ( you might need to google some of the answers)

When I take stock of my core values I recognize my duty to use social networking tools for raising awareness of justice and peace concerns and building solidarity with those who occupy our cities for the cause of justice.

I invite you to share the story of your "stocktake" of 2016

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