I read where a priest recently blamed the devil when he was confronted by his own victim of sexual abuse. It shouldn’t have made me laugh but it did. Maybe his thinking was that if we don’t take credit for the good within us then can we also take no responsibility for the evil we do?
Church officials, much like the rich and powerful seem to do as they please and get away with just about anything. The tables seem to be turning somewhat. People seem to want more accountability and equality, but it will take a lot more than burning a few on the stakes to really “put the fear of God” in them.
Us imbecile mortals believe our own idiocies too much. We believe our own lies. It’s like I tell my middle one. “Just because you keep saying it doesn’t make it true.” That’s exactly how some adults live. As if they didn’t have to be accountable. As if no one was keeping the real score. As if what they deny acknowledging, even to themselves, makes it all ok. It’s laughable and beyond lunacy.
If only they knew the truth…..but you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it. And unfortunately that lesson way too many people don’t learn until the very bitter end. So sad. So very sad because the knowledge that we all pay (one way or another) for everything we do, say, think and feel…. while daunting and hard to grasp is also the kindling necessary to live life with our heart first.
And that would in and of itself right so many wrongs. 🌈💖🙏🏽