If you give the daily headlines even minimal attention, then you probably heard about the murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane a few weeks back. Tragic, horrible, and yet completely unsurprising, given the level of morality (or lack thereof) which exists in some corners of our society today.
But just because Mr. Lane’s teenaged killers are no longer being discussed on a daily basis, we cannot let the lesson of his death drop by the wayside, as well. To that end, please take a moment to read a wonderful homily on this by J. E. Dyer, whom we have linked several times previously.
A brief quote:
“…Evil can’t be domesticated. We are fooling ourselves if we think we can laugh with it, subsidize it, refuse to name it, and yet not have it come back around to smack us down.
No amount of bicycle-helmet wearing, child-safety-seat requiring, or cell-phone-while-driving banning can protect us against the consequences of sitting down to the table with evil and letting it form a constituency, with claims against our substance…”
**And you can follow J.E.Dyer on Twitter at @OptimisticCon.