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Our Contemporary Culture – Pastoral Challenges

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We are the most indebted, obese, medicated and addicted generation in history. Sadly this is the stark reality in the so called developed world today. But why? Why are we so given to compulsive behaviour? It would seem that we cannot deal with uncomfortable feelings. Our personal emotional conflicts are too much for us to handle. We take what appears to be the easy way out. We eat, we shop, we drink and gamble, we over-work, we take drugs, prescribed and unprescribed, all to comfort ourselves, to take away the pain we are feeling inside.