Yesterday, Josh Charles, co-author of The Original Argument, sent me the following piece about the shooting in Newton, CT; the piece is must read, but one line stands out:
The rule of the day is instant gratification, and the sense of living for something good and eternal has been lost....Into this horrible vacuum, in a desperate search for meaning and contentment, flow the idols of our culture: drugs, sex, alcohol, and yes, violence, and we are seeing evidence of it everywhere.Similarly, this morning, I read this letter from Rev. Franklin Graham; money quote:
Our country's financial problems, however, are nothing compared to the spiritual and moral cliff that is far more destructive to our nation than any economic concerns.Idols are crashing; that's the common theme of all our problems.
I've written about politics as idolatry before. Our sexual dysfunction is also rooted in idolatry. But the way out is obvious.
Cahnman's Musings is blessed to stand shoulder to shoulder with these two servants; read both pieces.