We live in times that try men’s souls, in a time of great conflict, strife, and division. We live in a time when civil discourse seems lost, in a time when battle lines are drawn and defenses are up, offenses are quickly taken. Respect is out the window and reviling of leaders and hurling accusations is the order of the day.
And just when we are thinking we live in a unique time, in an unprecedented time, we read something from 20 centuries ago that sounds like today. Mobs are being incited, speakers are being interrupted and shouted down, authority is questioned and disrespected, and truth is being pushed aside for lies.
Polarization is nothing new, divided opinions and worldviews are nothing new. There is nothing new under the sun, we live in a world divided between light and dark, truth and lies.