Thursday, August 28, 2008

Complicity and hope

"Battle in the Heavens"

Black and white thinking is almost always problematic in developing insight and awareness. It's important that we exercise care not to project our own capacity for wrongdoing onto others. We are all mixtures:

"Resurrected" people prayerfully bear witness against injustice and evil — but also agree compassionately to hold their own complicity in that same evil. It is not over there, it is here.

— Richard Rohr in Hope Against Darkness

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