Review and Discuss
Quick Questions about Human Relationships, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Doing Economic Justice
Presbyterians usually divide the commandments with the first four as the first "table" and the last six as the second "table." Another way of looking at the ten commandments is to divide them evenly five on each of the two "tables." If the tenth commandment (improper desire) is the root of the four sins above it (lying, stealing, adultery, and murder), how might the fifth commandment (to honor parents) be related to the four that precede it (to honor the Sabbath, to honor God's name, to abstain from idols, and to follow no other gods)?
How should the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:1) be applied to persons who have committed horrible crimes? Does the Golden Rule conflict with justice being served?
What are some of the connections between Dr. King's work in the civil rights movement and his opposition to the conflict in Southeast Asia?
What are some of the ways you are tied to the rest of the world through your daily purchases? How do your purchases relate to the various points of violence in the world?
What specifically can you do to ensure that your purchases do not have unethical consequences?