It Matters

Via Mark Bourne’s newsgroup comes this link to an article by Sister Joan Chichester that asks the question Is There Anything Left That Matters?. She makes many eloquent points:

And if not, why not? If not, surely there is something as wrong with us as citizens, as thinkers, as Christians as there must be with some facet of the government. If wars that the public says are wrong yesterday – as over 70% of U.S. citizens did before the attack on Iraq – suddenly become “right” the minute the first bombs drop, what kind of national morality is that?

Of what are we really capable as a nation if the considered judgment of politicians and people around the world means nothing to us as a people?

What is the depth of the American soul if we can allow destruction to be done in our name and the name of “liberation” and never even demand an accounting of its costs, both personal and public, when it is over?