It seems like there is a lot of blame going around these days. Perhaps, humans have struggled with this temptation for quite a long time. Remember how Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. Today, there appears to be no shortage of blame going around for the results that can only be produced by all of us. But what if blaming others is not only morally wrong, but distracting us from looking at ourselves and what we have done and what we are still doing to support systems, political parties, ideologies, economies and beliefs that use people as a means to produce profits, power and privilege. The quote is from Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation.
“To grumble about the world and its unhappiness is always easier than to beat one’s breast and groan over oneself.”
― Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love