not a good social critic

I am not much good as a social critic. It’s not for lack of interest or want. I find social criticism interesting, and I’m always wanting to connect the dots when it comes to seeing how various social and historical forces interplay to create and fashion our world and minds.

My problem, however, is not that I don’t see, but that I am too eager to judge others and not myself. I am very willing to see what is wrong with the world, but not so much what is wrong with me. I think this is as true when it comes to judging Christian culture, and the lack of beauty in my local parishes, etc. as it is with anything else.

It’s easy to not be humble. It’s easy to say what’s wrong, but not actually lift a finger to change anything.

And I don’t pray enough for the world and others.

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