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For the 4th time in our very short lived century, the city of Montreal plans to dump billions (8 to be precise) of litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River. The city assures everyone that the impact to the river and municipalities downstream will be completely negligible and that there’s no cause for concern. Considering the city is, at the very same time, putting up signs forbidding any use of the river (fishing, swimming, boating, etc.) seriously calls into doubt how sincere the negligibility of the dump actually is. 

I've been working in the marketing industry for about 10 years. Coincidentally, I've also been a member of the Church for 10 years. As someone who did not come from a Christian upbringing or background, I've also felt the burden of trying to find ways to invite people into experiencing the good things that I've come to know as a Christian (I.E. the love of God). As I’ve learned and grown in maturity in both of those aspects of my life, I’ve become more and more aware of how much my understanding of marketing and communication informs my passion for evangelization and vice versa.

We’ve all met someone who talks as though they’ve obtained enlightenment. They try to redirect every conversation into a platform for preaching their wisdom. Sometimes I feel like I’m that person; the village eccentric who sees everything differently and can’t shake the restless feeling like you have to spit it out to anyone who will listen. I know my personality and I know that if I don’t have something balancing me out, I can drift off into crazy land as I obsess over ultimate questions. 

Sometimes I feel bad for the Pharisees in the Bible. When it comes to faithful and diligent observance of the commandments, no one could rival their commitment. For all their effort, however; when the Messiah (Jesus) finally showed up on the scene, he doesn’t have many nice things to say to them. So what gives? After all, the commandments were given to them by God. It almost seems like a cruel trick to itemize such a comprehensive moral law, as is found in the Torah, and then treat its most strict observers with contempt.