The Cult of Winning vs. Putting Love and Human Dignity First

In a new article at US Catholic, Millennial writer Meghan Clark writes:

Everywhere we look, American culture defines success as winning, getting ahead, or superiority. Reality television is full of competitions, including competitions for marriage proposals. We live in a political climate where collaboration is seen as weakness.

Where is the place for Jesus in a culture focused on winning? Where is the place for the cross?

Day’s insight should both inspire and free us. Her deep conviction that God loves us when we try to love puts the emphasis not on success but love. Liberated from the fear of failure, we try to love….

When our culture separates so-called winners from losers, the Christian commitment to human dignity is essential. Human dignity is universal and inviolable; it does not need to be earned.