Sunday, May 23, 2004

Who am I to heal pain?

If you cause injustice in this world, do you have any right to want to provide justice in other parts of the world? When people are suffering, whether their suffering is trivial or significant, there are several questions:

1. You easily cause the same suffering for other people who are closer to you, why do you wish to resolve it for these?
2. You are only one human being, what makes you think that you are anything special and able to permanently make wrong right?
3. Isn't it quite possible that you have some ulterior motive in your actions?
4. Why do you sacrifice yourself for things that couldn't matter less or for people who couldn't care less, when the things that do matter lie unattended?
5. By avoiding these questions and maintaining the status quo, aren't you just being irresponsible?

As my man JC said, take out the log in your own eye before you try to take out the speck in your brother's eye. If the blind lead the blind, they'll both fall into a ditch. Why am I so unwilling to restore my sight first before taking action?

Indeed...

Currently listening to Pachelbel Canon in D. Andrew and Liza got married today. There was a beautiful chamber choir. They were beautiful. No other word to describe the sound.

Restore your sight, you fool...

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