Law of Unintended Consequences

A LOT OOF US TODAY ARE MAKING EMOTIONAL DECOSIONS WITHOUT THINKING OF THE POSSIBLE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES!

Faith Venture

French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre pondered the inextricable way slave owners are tied to their slaves. You start a way of life and you cannot escape.

Thomas Merton writing in New Seeds of Contemplation discusses what happens to one who hates as that hatred of others turns inward and destroys the hater.

The spiritual formation point is awareness. Until we become aware of who we are and what we’ve done, our lives can continue to spiral down the drain like when emptying the bath tub. The comic point of Wile E. Coyote is that he doesn’t fall when he’s run off the edge of the cliff until he is aware he is standing on air.

Sometimes, though, the unintended consequence of our actions leads to something good, as Rich Dixon writes on Jon Swanson’s 300 Words a Day blog today, that he pulled to the side of a road…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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