At the end of this crazy week of health care reform and the subsequent strife (or ongoing strife), it's hard to make sense of it all. What some of us think is only the first step in a more humane, civilized society that must move toward cost-effectiveness and keep ingenuity and freedoms intact, others see as a dark foreboding, a harbinger of weakness and loss of power. You know where I stand, and I was pleased to listen to the ever-wonderful program Speaking of Faith . This week's replay is called Getting Revenge and Forgiveness and makes a fascinating case for the place both acts have not just in our daily lives but in our evolutionary history as humans.
You can listen to itHERE. And be sure to listen to the terrific soundtrack that goes along with it. Let me know what you think and maybe even your favorite song. I'm having a hard time deciding between Jimi Hendrix's Hey Joe and Patty Griffin's Rain.