Thursday, 28 October 2010

Gummer on morality

I had been putting off listening to a Start the Week podcast from 10th October and finally got round to listening to it on a walk through Holland Park on Wednesday afternoon.

In it, John - now Lord - Gummer described where morality comes from as a deep understanding of being a 'steward'.

"Nothing in this world is mine. I have been given it. I havn't created it. I may have done things to it and therefore have a duty to look after it. To hand it on in a better condition than I received it. That I should be grateful to God for it. And that at the heart of my morality is ...a drive to 'do' things."