In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the nation's capital and the country like a scourge.
One doesn't have to be Jewish or Christian (the history of these faiths being the focus of the museum), nor does one have to be religious to understand there are consequences to the behaviors now on public display.
Here's a verse that might have benefited
A similar theme is recorded in what theologians believe to be the Bible's oldest book: "As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it." (Job 4:8)
On the other hand, there is this verse: "He who sows righteousness will have a sure reward." (Proverbs 11:18)
Human behavior from the beginning has verified these ancient truths. Such things once were taught in most schools, many homes and places of worship, but political correctness, encroaching liberal theology and a social gospel of "good works" has replaced them for many and the consequences are increasingly evident.
Having abandoned what might be labeled a spiritual GPS for guiding us through this life and offering instructions on how to attain a better reward in the next, we are witnessing what unrestrained men (and they are mostly men) are capable of doing.
The "scandal" word is used in a way that suggests a standard for measuring what is scandalous. Why is anything a scandal in 2017? If truth is personal and relative, why judge anyone else's behavior if it makes them feel good? "It can't be wrong when it feels so right" sang
What we are seeing is an ugly reflection of ourselves. If we don't like the image we see in the mirror we should ask how we arrived at this place and what can be done to reverse it. I recall evangelist
Past spiritual revivals that have touched America (and
Two other verses that can be found in the museum and a Bible, which just might be on the shelf in many homes, indict us for what we have become: "Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction" (Proverbs 29:18) and "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people." (Proverbs 14:34)
Who speaks of sin today? Yet it is the best diagnosis for what ails us.
Two quotes from the late Catholic Bishop
The cure for what ails us is to be found less in the museum, than in the book the museum hopes to draw us to. We've tried everything else, why not try G0D?