Christmas: Peace in Troubled Times
Everybody agrees: ours are troubled times. You may take climate or politics, societies or churches, families, couples or individuals: all are obviously suffering turbulence. Hence emerges a confused, but strong aspiration for something, or someone, who can “fix” all this. Sciences and technologies, regulations and laws do not seem to have this capacity. Good will and common sense, too, have serious limitations. The crisis is ethical – it is about how one should behave; and, at the end of the day, it touches our human identity – it is about knowing who we are. What makes things worse, moral authorities are discredited by scandals, corruption, and divisions, whilst philosophers do not feel up to pronouncing that there is anything like the truth.