THERE IS a spiritual sickness that runs through a certain segment of the upper class. Every now and then a story manages to break through, reporting dark deeds by wealthy and powerful people against young and helpless victims. This privileged class was referred to by the late investigative journalist David McGowan as The Pedophocracy.
ANOTHER BOOK of wisdom attributed to Solomon is our Old Testament study this week. The collected sayings of “the Preacher” are generally gloomy, but only in that they remind us of the folly of pursuing material things apart from God.