Turning on the news late at night. Storms devouring people. Bombs devouring people. People devouring animals. How humane were the methods used to devour the animals, they ask? Animals devouring animals. Weeds consuming abandoned cities. Politicians trying to find creative ways to tear each other to pieces.
We listen to the world and we know that the world is not good–this place created on the basis of devouring–no matter how much we try to tell ourselves that it is. Perhaps all we have left are temporary moments of kindness in our own lives, at least during those times when we aren’t forced to be predatory as well. Otherwise, let the world devour itself.