“The world is neither so full of evil that we can’t enjoy it, nor so full of goodness that we can abandon ourselves to it. When we see something beautiful, there is always the qualifying thought that it is tarnished. When we see something ugly, there is always the qualifying thought that there is something of the Creator hidden there.” -Steve Turner, Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts
When did everything become so rigid and unyielding? Left or right. This or that. Why can’t I disagree with you but still love you? Why can’t I disagree with you and SIMPLY disagree…not hate or disapprove of or disassociate with you? Why do I need to pummel you in order to get you to see what I’m saying (which is basically that you’re wrong)? Is it really necessary? Is the fact that I think I’m right the sole basis for making you wrong? Or could we both be right with different approaches to how we got there?
Ain’t nothing changed. The truth of the matter is that people can’t help drawing lines and then making judgments on what’s across the aisle. Because it’s easier to see the speck over there than the plank right in front of them.