Society values wealth and conveniences more than personal relationships

Monday, September 24, 2007 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:58 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A friend’s sister is engaged in missionary work in a primitive African village. Because she is living without what we in America would describe as basic necessities, her sister is worried. When I told her that I was finding indoor plumbing, telephones and electricity less valuable all the time, she was shocked.