Loving in Dangerous Times
"The virtue of littleness." YES. Can't get much more counter-cultural than that!
I have often thought of the Nobel prize winning dissident author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 imprisoned for years in Russia who wrote of facing one of his captors and thinking: “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” His words cut deep and certainly fit here in our assessment of our own moments in time.
Some how we expect Christians to 'be better' but we are not, we are human and we fail. So why do we become disillusioned when Christians disappoint Christians?