Thursday, June 19, 2014
Brigands, pirates, and highwaymen are not just fictional contrivances in fairy tales, two-dimensional caricatures in the latest thriller on the new releases table at the bookstore. They are all around us. They are you and me. So many times we can hurt other people, wound them deeply, and just go on about our lives as if nothing happened, or even be pleased with ourselves for giving someone what we feel they had coming or what they deserved. In the fog of our ruthlessness we may even be pleased at how efficient our attack was. The blindside attack is the most devastating, the most brutal, and most effective precisely because those we aim our weapons at never saw it coming. Yet I think that in most of these situations, especially when it is someone that we are close to, it never really dawns on us how egregiously we have hurt someone else. Such attacks lead to the deepest scars that run straight through the heart.
Posted by Daniel