Monday Meditations: The Way We Sin

Ever since we started writing stories, we’ve been obsessed with the way we sin. From Achilles’ rage in The Iliad, down to the wrenching moral choices in The Dark Knight, we can’t get enough of our own problems. We may not all agree what the problem is, but we know that it hurts.

The song and the quote below are from Christians. I’m not trying to indoctrinate you if you’re not. I chose the song because it conveys authentic human passion and pain that Christians and non-Christians alike can relate to. I chose the quote because it reflects a facet of the human condition that is worth reflecting on, regardless of what your religion is.


“Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear” by Underoath

To this day, there is no other song I have heard that cuts to the core of human frailty and agony like this one.


“A man who has been relieved of all tribulation and led off into a never-never land has lost what makes him what he is; he has lost himself.”

Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI


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