Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I had an interesting conversation yesterday while I was waiting to pick Malachai up from class; the two ladies I was chatting with were lamenting the new gang activity in our city. "it didn't used to be this way" they sighed - - "what is happening to our society?"

Reflecting over our conversation, I realized that often, violence becomes the predominant "virtuous vs. gone to pot" societal gauge that blinds us to other more subtle evils; what about selfishness and greed? what about the pride and envy that dominate our lives, families, and communities?

I think that this conversation will pop up again; I think I will try to turn the conversation towards the need to reflect on the evils that characterize us (the "non-violent")

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