Some of you might recognize the header for this post as coming from an album by the classic rock band, Supertramp.
The album cover captured, like the best of Supertramp, the irony and alienation of the 1970s. True, the 70s had a fun and optimistic side. But there was also this nagging sense that the world was messed up and there was no turning back.
Pollution, social problems and spiritual angst are nothing new. They’ve been with us in various forms throughout history.
For me, the best approach is to try to understand our somewhat tarnished world and to not judge. The only person I can really judge is myself. And I suspect that God’s standards and expectations differ from person to person.
All fine and dandy. But as Archbishop Sheen suggests, if we just go on blindly ignoring problems, how will the world ever get better?
And this is the crux of the matter. Where should the Christian dictum of do not judge end and the modern idea of social responsibility begin?
Again, each must find his or her own solution. Some of us pray. Some of us write. And some do a bit of both.