This past Sunday on this blog, I was musing over all the words, words, words we take in without doing–or even expecting to do–anything about them. Shouldn’t Christians be seeking out words which will in-FORM us: our opinions, our character, our beliefs?
So as a different sort of Lenten mid-week post, I’ve decided to feature one book, periodical, website or author each week. We’ll profile writers or publications whose words inspire, challenge and “inform”, as a way to encourage us to choose to read more deeply (rather than widely) for the next 40 days.
As scandal follows on the heels of scandal in Washington, DC, we are being asked to believe, repeatedly, that all the dastardly deeds have been the work of a few “bad apples,” a few rogue operatives, who presumed to act without anyone’s authority or approval.
Trouble is, many of us are finding the ” few bad apples” claim increasingly difficult to swallow. But what IS the truth?
Are all these despoilers acting on orders from higher up? Who created the stench? Should we assume that the disease originates in the Oval Office?
That would be shocking (or not)…but solvable.
What is more troubling is a thought that Joel Belz posits in his May 31 editorial in WorldMag.com. (If you receive World magazine in the mail, it was published in the issue dated June 15.) Here’s what he says (emphasis mine):