The Ender’s Game

October 28, 2013, St. Simon and St. Jude

“The Ender’s Game”

Eph. 2:19-22–“Now you are no longer strangers and aliens. Rather you are fellow citizens with God’s people and you belong to God’s household. . .”

The Enders Game by Orson Scott Card is a science fiction novel about a pre-teen trained to be the leader who would destroy the threat of Spiders against the earth. After the win and the boy grows up he comes to see the spiders as salient beings, who really wanted to be friends and we attacked them, and as the book ends he is carrying their last womb to another plan talking of peace.

Yesterday their was an article in the paper about homelessness, another about the high rents, and another about the low taxes on google.  The City is putting together another plan to deal with pan handlers and poverty.  The reality is that we need to back off from our greed, our lust for power, for possessions, for money and become citizens of all people and share what we have.  Like Ender we need to grow into people who see beauty in all around us–to appreciate the differences, to love each other, and to take care of each other.  We need to become “fellow citizens of the household of God.”  

Cruelty to animals is as if man did not love God…there is something so dreadful, so satanic, in tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.” ~ Cardinal John Henry Newman Cardinal Neuman which for me sums it all up for me:

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