Write to Joyce
Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. – G.K. Chesterton
We often confuse ourselves about what is good and what is evil not because we have no idea of what is right and wrong but, because we often try to make excuses for the wrong things we intend to do.
“It’s for the greater good,” we’d say. Or we’ll reason, “there is no other way.” But is this the way if the way itself is already wrong? We’d have fallen then into the darkness even before we ever arrive at the light we say we desire.
Do not make things more complicated than they have to be. Do not call evil good or good evil. Let’s not fool ourselves until we can no longer tell what it is we’re doing or who we have eventually become because of the choices we’ve made along the way.
God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
Yahweh God said to the woman, “What have you done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
– Genesis 3:11-13 (WEB)
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