Monday, July 05, 2010

provision


Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.

~ Woodrow Wilson ~

When will we ever learn?

Oh, when we will we ever learn?



4 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

I think part of the problem is our confusion about what provision means. And our reluctance as humans to believe it starts with truly providing for ourselves and then providing for others from the overflow.

Kathryn Grace said...

It's been a couple of hours since I first saw this, and I've gone back and forth with myself, wondering what your intent is when you say, "When will we ever learn?" So many avenues of exploration for that simple question! Leaving it open like that has given me a good deal to think about. Sometimes, not telling the whole story is a good thing, and I thank you.

But of course, I rarely shut up for long, and I can't help noticing that Woodrow Wilson harked all the way back to Cain, don't you think?

Joan said...

Beautiful photo

Kathryn Grace said...

Blogger seems to be hiccuping. It says there are three comments, and I'm pretty sure one of them is mine from the other day, but it shows only one. In case I didn't post, I'll risk repeating myself, because this one was food for thought for several days, as your posts so often are. : )

Wilson's words hark back to Cain's coy question to God: Am I my brother's keeper? While there are so many examples of human on human violence and degradation as to cause one nearly to faint with distress every single day, the vast number of human beings lending a hand, even devoting their lives to improving conditions for others, is astonishing.

In the end, I'm curious and wonder what prompted this desperate cry. None of my business, of course, but I wonder if there isn't something unsaid that could benefit the rest of us.