The Good in Man

(I originally posted this at The American Catholic and I thought the optimistic mavens of Almost Chosen People might appreciate it.)

There is a reason why God went through the trouble of creating us and then died for us.  It is easy to only focus on the evil in Man and that is as great a mistake as to ignore that evil.  God made us for great things and it is time that we remembered that.

There was sadness in being a man, but it was a proud thing too. And he showed what the pride of it was till you couldn’t help feeling it. Yes, even in hell, if a man was a man, you’d know it. And he wasn’t pleading for any one person any more, though his voice rang like an organ. He was telling the story and the failures and the endless journey of mankind. They got tricked and trapped and bamboozled, but it was a great journey. And no demon that was ever foaled could know the inwardness of it-it took a man to do that.

Stephen Vincent Benet, The Devil and Daniel Webster

Published in: on April 5, 2021 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on The Good in Man  
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