Is it natural? G-Pop is particularly curious.
Are people naturally mean, or typically kind?
Is it normal to be self-involved, or is there a part of our inner being that yearns to escape selfishness?
Are folks naturally bigoted? In other words, is there an inclination somewhere in our DNA to cling to those who resemble us?
Are we talented?
Is the human race spiritual, or much too burdened by its carnal appetites?
Is intelligence a part of our makeup, or is a certain amount of vague, blank misunderstanding intertwined in our beings?
What is natural?
Are we naturally generous?
Is it common to be vengeful?
Forgive, or unforgiving?
What are the drastic differences between the genders that cause us to believe there’s a chasm that cannot be crossed?
What is natural?
G-Pop offers this warning: over the past ten years we’ve promoted a sarcastic, cynical and bitter interpretation of our species. It’s become easier to accept lying, cheating, immorality, greed, and hubris as natural parts of the human intellect instead of temptations that are given too much time and turf.
So the statement, “I’m only human” covers a multitude of sins–from being late to a dinner party to accidentally shooting a suspect or a police officer.
What is natural? G-Pop wants you to know one simple fact:
Babies are born beings. We teach them to be human.
Being human is simple–it is an intelligent awareness of our animal instinct, while simultaneously reaching inside ourselves to find the breath of God.
Even though we’re not spiritual, we also are not carnal. Not one of us would last fifteen minutes in a jungle with other creatures. And though our first instinct may not be gentleness, we are fully aware that the backlash which comes from sporting antagonism leaves us offensive, if not mortally wounded.
Beware–there is a movement in our society to make every human vice seem natural. It is not.
We are not animals. We are the part of the animal kingdom which has emerged through the intelligence of the Creator, to be able to think, reason, feel, empathize and invent.
This is natural.
So we may find ourselves needing to challenge our motives a bit more often.
But in the long run, we will find that we live more peaceably with other folks when we go to sleep knowing that we did more loving than gnawing.
Published by Jonathan Cring