I'm a fan of Gandhi.  I'm particularly inspired by his famous quote "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" which has been and continues to be the theme of my blog.  However, I was even more impressed recently when I came across his "Seven Deadly Social Sins" on a poster from Sojourners.  I was able to purchase a copy of the poster at The Justice Conference in Philadelphia last month.  These are the traits Gandhi considered to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity: 
  • Wealth without Work
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Science without Humanity
  • Knowledge without Character
  • Politics without Principle
  • Commerce without Morality
  • Worship without Sacrifice
They speak for themselves and reverberate loudly in the consumerist, instant gratification society we live in today.  Gandhi's words are echoed today by Jim Wallis (President and CEO of Sojourners) who in the past couple years wrote "Rediscovering Values on Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street: A Moral Compass for the" New Economy" and most recently, "On God's Side" - books I'm sure all of us could learn a thing or two from.