By Stewart Clem People are angry. Given everything that’s happened in 2020, combined with the unlimited opportunities created by the internet for expressing our anger, this might be the angriest year in all ... Read More...
We prefer to think that evil is something “bad people” do, and that these bad people are easily recognizable. We see a mug shot on the news and say “Oh, he looks like a child molester, like a mass shooter, like a serial killer, like a bad person. Or as often as not today we think of evil as that perpetrated only by our political opposites. We describe such people as “inhuman” or “deplorable”, descriptors that gives us the relief of distance. The guise evil wears is, of course, always that of someone else.
My time as blog editor seems to have run its course.
We not only follow in the way of our parents, but we all share in the guilt and sin of humanity.
Lent is a crossroads. A choice has to be made. It is our task to live by our baptism and show Jesus’ light in the midst of the brokenness.
As a priest I would happily welcome President Trump to any service, but I would refuse to give him Holy Communion.