—from the blog post Gorillas, Internet Mobs, and the Culture of the Living Dead by Jenny Uebbing at Mamma Needs Coffee
We’ve thresholded to a new echelon of humanity, where the old stodgy moral norms of the Abrahamic religious traditions can at last be swept away like so much patriarchal tartar, built up over millennia of brainwashing.
We have new gods: convenience and technology. All the rest can be jettisoned.
This is depressing as hell to read, isn’t it?
Because it is hell. This is actually what hell is like: an utter disregard for the good of the other, a complete rejection of God, and profound, terminal selfishness. So when you look up, bewildered, from another spiraling news cycle and wonder what in the hell is going on in the world, you’re on the right track.
Hell is precisely what is going on, in the world.
And that is why He came. That is why He’ll come again.
Jesus is the only possible solution to a world as broken as ours. And whether or not it’s broken any worse than Nazareth circa 2 BC is up for debate. But He is and has always been The Only Possible Solution.
It’s not a nice story. He’s not a happy, aspirational character from the annuls of history. He came so that we might have life, and life in abundance.
Because without Him? There is only death.