The Ecclesiastes series continues in Christian Today 

Sometimes we do not appreciate the freedoms and benefits that Christianity has given us in the West. It is like a child who has never known hunger and is therefore not so appreciative of food. In the West we have a Christian legacy that, although much of the heart has gone, still provides a ripple effect.

One of these ripples is the notion that things should be done fairly and honestly and that bribery and corruption should have no place in the political system. There are countries in the world where backhanders, bribes to police, and corruption of every sort are considered normal. They happen here but it is expected that it will not be the case. I believe the primary reason for that is the continuing effect of the Christian principles which were so foundational in this country. Many of our parliamentarians…

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