ARE WE EVIL?
Friday we found that a 20 years old
Adam Lanza killed 20 1st graders in Newtown, CT. He shot the little ones multiple times
looking at there angelic faces. Psychologists would argue for centuries that it was a slip or a flip. Sociology and Psychology class rooms would
dissect it in their own ways. Criminal
attorneys would say that it was a weak day and moment in Adam’s life.
Psychiatrists would diagnose it to just lithium ion imbalance; causing miss-firings
in the neuron synopses.
In Malayalam news we find that both parents of
an under-age little girl was offering their child to pleasure seekers and the
elite men of our land who have there own daughters were buying pleasure. Still we may call it continuous flipping and
read that many a husbands are killed by the desire of their adulterous
wives. We still blame it on mobile
Who is the villain? Who is wrong?
Two millenniums before Sigmund
Freud, Jesus Christ said it. Apostle
Mathew quoted Jesus in Matthew 15:19;“For out of the heart
proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false
witness, blasphemies: these are what make a man 'unclean”. He said evil is real. It is not the absence of goodness. Human heart is the source of evil.
Our original self is the self that
run a red light and be happy that we did not get caught. When we are driving alongside a police
trooper in the highway, we are very law-abiding. Is that our real self?
When we did the genocides of the
world, was it a slip or flip. Were we
slipping when the church supported the third Reich? Was humanity flipping along
Evil is real and fundamental to
human heart. Enlightenment is when light
enters the dark unfathomed chambers of human heart. Apostle Paul said it “the people who walked
in the darkness saw a great light”
To this inner dark chamber of Susan
Smith; the mother who buckled up her two little kids in to the car-seats and
drove them to the waters of the New Hampshire lake; who would cry aloud in
front of the television cameras pleading for her children’s return; And to the
bereaved family of the victims of Newtown as well as the surviving family of
Adam Lanza; And the victims and
survivors of the holocaust, the Stalinic regime and the so called “collaterals”
of Napalm bombings comes the feeble but assuring voice of the resurrected Jesus
“Peace be with you”
The Jesus of Nazareth, who was born
in the wilderness of Bethlehem with no specific location; who could not get
accepted anywhere and was placed in a manger as a destitute as He is the
Daridra-Narayana. He had to be carried
away to Egypt for he had mighty enemies like the king. He walked with the lowest of the lows; smelly
fishermen and former prostitutes. He
never traveled more than a radius of fifty miles. He never wrote any books. He got the most heinous of all deaths. He was proclaimed free of guilt by the judge
Pilate and the fellow crucified. He
never blamed anyone. He never pleaded to
prove his innocence. The buried Jesus
went further down from where he was placed; right in to the abyss declaring
freedom to the enslaved. The resurrected
Jesus did not go to the killers to prove something. He went again to the lowest of the lows;
proclaiming peace; giving them a new commandment “Love one another”. But if you want to love, you have to let
We are fundamentally filthy and
dark. “chonnessuu sishya genathodai
sathya prakasham ngan thanne”. Do you
think you can still do it alone? Adam
Lanza also thought the same.
Dn. Monsy Jacob