As a result of my most recent sojourn in the gospels I’ve decided to stop shopping at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. This is a theological decision based on a fresh understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus.
When Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God/Heaven, he didn’t mean the afterlife. He meant this life, as in “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth . . .” When he told his followers to, “seek first his (God’s) kingdom and his righteousness,” it had to do with their daily lives, not their eternal destinies.
Study his message in context and you’ll see it centers on compassion for the underclass and justice for the poor here-and-now. Compassion is “a feeling with, and a way of acting that flows out of that feeling.” And justice is “the social form of compassion.”
What does this have to do with Wal-Mart? Read my page Jesus and Wal-Mart to find out.