Wednesday, January 4, 2006

The Wednesday Reflection

Good morning folks! It's time for our Wednesday reflection! For those of you not familiar with this tradition, you can supply a quote, passage, reading, etc., and we reflect on it in our journals (with a link back to this post), or directly below in the comments. Today's reflection is on the following quote:

Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art.
     Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)
     Roman Philosopher, Dramatist, and Statesman

So are we innately good or bad? Do we have a tendency to do good or evil? I agree with Seneca in that it takes hard work for us to stay good, and to be good every day, but I'm not so sure that we find ourselves inclined one way over the other by nature. I do believe that our world is disordered due to our own sinfulness, and that we are born into a state of sin by nature of our humanity, but I also believe we all have the capability to be good if we so choose.

What do you think? Let us know!