Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Where's Your Focus: "To Not Do Wrong" or "To Do Right"?

I think it is human nature to think the only things that are wrong and evil are the things that are outrageously wrong; we do not understand that the act of living for Christ is not the emphasis of what is wrong, but rather the emphasis of what is right.


Rick Lawrenson said...

I disagree with the first half of the statement but agree with the second.

Human nature isn't at all blind to seemingly minor wrongs. It will, however seek to justify wrong when given the opportunity.

Watch a little child hide or run away when they think they've done something wrong, but it really was an accident or something that wasn't wrong. There's human nature.

TerryKM said...

Good point.

But couldn't the child still be reacting to what they perceive to be a grievous wrong because the list of wrongs they've been introduced to is quite small, and on their list it's serious.

As they grow older and begin to see murder, rape, and other crimes they then see themselves as a pretty good person because they're not as bad as all those other people.