Dec 28, 2009

a troubling thought

Today I am troubled by a thought...
that we are not shocked enough by the evil in our world.

I'm not sure how to even fully address it.

But I do know that what isn't helping is
our vain attempt to seem wise in a coffeehouse conversations,
or the hope of being thought of as green in a world that is temporal,
or shining our toys while neglecting our soul,
or our playful banter that substitutes being cutesy for being authentic.

For what is even more shocking than the evil in the world
is our inability - nay, unwillingness - to own up to
the evil in ourselves...
that we haven't yet dealt with.
Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. ~ G. K. Chesterton

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