Thursday, January 07, 2016


Infatuation with our power is still alive and well among us, and most of us have not even considered the possibility that this is hubris and that fixation on our power might in the long run carry with it enormous risks for our long-term security. President John Adams, aware of the new nation’s large national appetites, wrote Thomas Jefferson in February, 1816: “Power always thinks it has great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all of God’s laws.” more recently George Orwell observed, “We not only do not disapprove of atrocities committed by our side, but have a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 62

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Indeed—especially the Orwell quotation. We don't even hear the atrocities "our side" commits because we don't want to.

"Let those who have ears..." as Jesus said. We are more like "blind leaders of the blind."

Lord, open our eyes that we may see and repent!
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