As for learning to fly, a kamikaze pilot might not be the ideal instructor…
It was not that war changed everything, but that it left things the same in odd and unsettled ways.
Our culture teaches us to be independent, to solve our own problems, to be the masters of our own destinies. While I agree with that in some senses, it needs to be held in tension with another truth: we need each other, and our lives become far richer when we live in a state of inter-dependence.
Directly, or indirectly, everything we write is for someone
God can make good use of all that happens. But the loss is real.
We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief or any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed. And as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?