1- On Monday the second hour of the Diane Rehm show focused on our prison system and the idea of early release programs. Many of the people on the show argued for locking up the key and leaving people to rot.
2- One of the hourly news stories was about a massacre in Mexico. It included the strangely poetic line “Revenge was on the lips of everyone”.
It just struck me that Christian concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation are still profoundly counter-cultural.