Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Recently I listened to someone argue that if we raised our children right, we would have world peace. Children are basically innocent, this person seemed to say. We corrupt them.
Immediately I thought of the Apostle Paul, "...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..."
Of course, Paul is the consummate salesman. He is trying to sell Jews and Gentiles on his vision of Jesus. (I am not a great fan of the Apostle Paul, by the way.)
I also thought of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Innocent children, indeed!
It is not my purpose to argue this issue. But great books remind us, things aren't as simple as we think they are.