Don’t we all want what is justifiable and good? Do the judgments we make not seek to place us in a condition that is more sustainable and rewarding? Why do we seek to find holiness or perfection in those things that are evil and defiant? An attempt to justify what is evil is the action of a fool. To refuse the pardon given us through God’s love can in no way be an example of wisdom. The gift of God produces the righteous fruits of blessed atonement. Salvation or escape from the evil one can be our only deliverance. Jesus has already died; to justify our lost state is akin to flagrant fighting when the battle has already been won. What is so difficult about the truth and why do we fight so hard to destroy or pervert it? Is living in bondage and sin the true treasure of living?
This world seeks to entangle its inhabitance in the evil it perpetuates and as we amuse ourselves with its folly, as compensation, it rewards us with more of the same. How can moments of pleasure out last a life of true fulfillment? Pleasure in its beginning can only be seen as a momentary means of fulfillment; it hides its depravity in the satisfaction or compromise of the moment. When the excitement has subsided we drift back into that state of emptiness and boredom. How much indulgence or pleasure does it take to forget your imperfection, or where does one go when the pleasures of life have finally accomplished their evil purpose? If something is truly satisfying, why is it that the pleasure derived is only momentary? How is it that those things that we view as pleasurable also give us the feeling of remorse, pain and guilt? Living in the moment can sometimes take away the emptiness and repetitiveness we despise, but having to deal with our indiscretions can cause us to lament our lack of discretion. The frantic pattern of living from moment to moment, escaping reality to put our life in jeopardy of eternal reprimand, how do we justify such actions or how do we consider that we have made a fair and equitable trade? The surrender of personal responsibility and integrity can in no way take us unto a better place and not having that hope that only God can provide will leave us bewildered and forlorn. GLH