Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Well-Adjusted.

One expression I dislike is well-adjusted.

Adjusted to what?
The cruelty and injustice of the world?

Is that something we should be adjusted to?

I would suggest not.

The expression well-adjusted merely means we are like everyone else - insular, employed, law-abiding, and materialistic.

We don't rock the boat.
We endorse traditional social structures and do not challenge the powers of the world.

Was Jesus well-adjusted?
If he had been he would never have challenged the Pharisees, nor would he have preached a radical philosophy of Love.

Rather than being well-adjusted citizens, we should seek to be self-actualized agents of Love, attuned to God's goodness and mercy, not the values of the world.

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