And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24:12)
One of the things that I struggle with is the sheer insanity of it all. How could ANYONE be so crazy/stupid/evil? How could the bankers steal the livelihoods of billions of people? How could the government and the too-big-to-fail (TBTF) corporations steal the rights of a nation?
How could ANY of this be happening?
It makes no sense.
And, it makes no sense because you are too good of a person. Good people tend to believe that other people are good too. It’s a natural part of being human.
If you like cats, you naturally think that everyone does, too – and are genuinely shocked to find that this isn’t true. Oh yes, I know that you might ‘intellectually’ understand that there are people out there who hate the cute little bundles of fur, but deep down inside you believe that it just isn’t possible. In fact, you might harbor a suspicion that everyone who says that they hate cats is lying.
I’m there with you on this one. How can ANYONE find a cat as ANYTHING but adorable?
How about little boys and girls? The elderly? The sick?
Is there ANYONE who can look at a little baby and not make a silly face to get her to smile?
Is there ANYONE who wouldn’t give up his seat on a bus for an old man who can barely walk?
Is there ANYONE who wouldn’t give a helping hand to someone dying from cancer?
Well yes, there are PLENTY of people who would do far more than ignore a little baby. There are plenty of people who are more than just insensitive to the plight of the elderly and the sick.
In fact, for one percent of our society, the weak, the elderly and the sick are the prey – and themselves, the predator.
We call them psychopaths, and THEY are the exist at the core of our trouble today. However, we have allowed them to do and be what they are. What is happening really is our fault.
But again, it is the psychopath – that awful one percent of our society – that is the prime mover of this great evil happening to us.