I am currently reading Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, of which I've never before read. I am enjoying it very much; however, reading it every evening before bed does make for some very strange dreams. One of my favorite quotes so far is found towards the beginning of the book.
"They've wept over it and grown used to it.
Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!"
Which, is so undeniably true in this modern world. Even while we protest against it- how apt we are to grow accustomed to the wide mediocrity, corruptness and injustice found in our every day lives, the media, politics, and the church! We are ever in serious danger of becoming lax and desensitized. This world is indeed fallen, and we are fallen within it-- but not without hope! We have been given the sacred ability that enables us to transform the merest of treachery into sincere fidelity. That is, if we choose to. How many times have we heard that? And yet, we are sometimes so reluctant to do anything about it.