We must correct own faults first
Joshua Whitfield does a good thing by recalling Flannery O’Connor’s thoughts on man made in God’s image in his Op/ Ed column, “We are unwilling to talk about our freaks.” When we lose sight of our special status, we become blind to things beyond ourselves. The ideas of a transcendent universal law and objective truth become incomprehensible. The risk is the reduction of mankind to the trousered ape of C. S. Lewis’ “The Abolition of Man.”
When righting wrongs, as Whitfield advocates, one should remember that Jesus admonished his followers to remove the beam in their own eye before taking the mote out of their brother’s eye. Likewise, no one will ever be able to correct the evils of the world until he has dealt with the evil in his own heart. This is something only Jesus can do as only He can change the hearts of men. THOMAS J. KUNSITIS.