Common Sense

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err, because this is more comfortable. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn, late Russian historian and philosopher)

Is common sense no longer common? Our minds are often confused by “thinkers” with an agenda—and not always a healthy one. We might say, jokingly, that the truth is as obvious “as the nose on your face.” Why then, do we ignore obvious truth? Because, as our Russian writer puts it, it sometimes is more comfortable to ignore the truth and accept what pleases us!

God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. (John 3:19)