Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Revealer: Big 'R' Redemption

In the Metro section of Tuesday's New York Times, David Gonzales writes artfully about "urban gleaner" Charles Kelly, who for 21 years has made his living redeeming cans and bottles for a five cent deposit. But, as Gonzales points out, Kelly isn’t just redeeming the detritus of our consumer society for money. According to his pastor, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, he’s part of a "moral economy of redemption."
Implicit in the story is a powerful idea: that our work, however humble, can have moral dimensions.
The Revealer: Big 'R' Redemption

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