"Main Street U.S.A.: The Problem of Evil":
it not be – maybe? conceivably? – that politics and consolatory
speeches and clever laws need a foundation of realism, one which
acknowledges human affairs as the huge mess they are: too big, too
inexplicable for the combined power of President and Congress to 'change'?
a few days lie between us and Christmas. It was around this time, we
hear, that the Son of God came to our rescue – not to perfect everything
at that precise moment but to invite repentance and amendment of life,
before offering his own life as a sacrifice. Don’t believe a word of
it? The alternative is to believe another act of Congress will bring
us finally to that gun-controlled paradise where the evil, the
murderous, and the frankly loony embrace the pure of heart. It might
happen in Heaven. I wouldn’t count too much on watching as politicians
throw open the gates."
From an insightful article by William Murchison at "The Imaginative Conservative." Read the entire article here.