G.K. Chesterton once remarked that the Catholic Church is the only thing that can save a person from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age.
I think of that as I read this breathtaking insight from St. Augustine:
Bad times, hard times—this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: such as we are, such are the times.
We are the times. Wow. That’s one responsibility-takin’ quote right there.
And yet, for the past 100 years or so, we moderns have engaged in an absolutely inexplicable bit of split-brain thinking in which we have severed ourselves from “the times” and talked as though a mere spot on the calendar—not reason, not...READ MORE