There is an unwritten rule that applies to the public – all are required to perform perfunctory displays of sorrow or outrage over some well-publicized incident in order to show solidarity for the sake of sanctimony. Stated differently: when a tragedy occurs, everyone (most especially personalities) must somehow demonstrate to others how virtuous they themselves are. The same wretched act has once again played itself out after the conflagration of one of the Western world’s oldest cathedrals.Continue reading
The idea of a “little leaven leavens the whole lump” contains a highly important implication for Christians in every sphere of their existence. (Galatians 5:9) Paul’s idea was one where he reached for Old Testament law to make a consequential point: don’t allow evil an inch, otherwise, your entire existence may be in danger and eventually corrupted.
The same principle should apply when one considers one’s use of words (lexicon). Continue reading