Snow Football by Ann Althouse
It occurs to me that while it’s worthwhile to ask, as Chesterton did and we do below, “what’s wrong with the world?”, our times are so distressing and disheartening, particularly after this weekend, that we might better-serve ourselves and each other by listing a few things that are “right with the world,” too.
What’s right with the world, to start is that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still in critical condition after having been monstrously assaulted, is responding to simple commands; her recovery will be long and arduous, but there is an actual chance for recovery. Millions are united in prayer for her sake and the sake of her family, and for those murdered and injured by a lunatic with a gun.
What’s right with the world is that Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, enduring the unthinkable, nevertheless released a thoughtful statement that was sensitive to the losses endured by others in the attack on his wife.
What’s right with the world is that after a weekend of relativistic “truthiness” being spewed by leading newspaper, cable news and internet voices that should know better, the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat manages to write simple truths, well stated, as did Glenn Reynolds in the Wall Street Journal.
Grace and Courage in Tragedy – are their enough prayers in the world, to cover this much hurt?
“The conversion of the world begins with me…”