Friday, October 06, 2006

The Ghost in the Machine

The Amish school shooting is indeed a great tragedy. Five small children died. Or rather, their bodies died. For it is important to remember that while we are of these things, we are not these things. We are but a small portion of a great iceberg of being, the tip which shows above the waterline, while beneath it great things are hidden. How proud and how sad we have become, that we think this be all there is. But our bodies, crude puppets that can barely do our bidding, that weigh us down with earthly affairs, are like roughly hewn stone axes compared to the great celestial machinery that is our souls. Let us never neglect our bodies. But God himself must have mercy on us should we neglect our souls.

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