As I was reading the book of Wisdom this morning, a book that was written 2100 years ago, chapter 14 sounded like it could have been written yesterday. Here's an excerpt:
"They no longer safeguard either lives or pure wedlock; but each either waylays and kills his neighbor, or aggrieves him by adultery. And all is confusion -- blood and murder, theft and guile, corruption, faithlessness, turmoil, perjury, disturbance of good men, neglect of gratitude, besmirching of souls, unnatural lust, disorder in marriage, adultery and shamelessness...For as their trust is in soulless idols, they expect no harm when they have sworn falsely."
Does that sound like a society you know? Disturbance of good men? Disorder in marriage? Corruption and faithlessness? I love when people say that the Church is irrelevant. Yeah, this sure sounds like the author, both the physical author and the Divine Author, has no idea what he is talking about. This sure sounds antiquated (sarcasm, people). It is as true today as it was two millennia ago. When we worship the false idols of power, money, fame, and instant gratification, we destroy our human dignity and the pure and perfect love that we are meant to receive. It's no mystery how we've gotten to where we are. And it's no mystery how to undo it.