Beneath: (prep) at a lower level or layer than.
“Beneath” is where we always end up when we become impatient with life’s insistence that we be involved.
Many people have been clamoring in my direction, expressing their anger over the present political situation in our country. They seem to be offended by the notion that the turmoil being caused by the rhetoric of politicians is bringing out the demons of our worst nature.
They possess an optimism which contends that these vices, prejudices and bigotries should be in our past, and somehow or another are beneath us.
Obviously they aren’t.
If you can get one person to state a mistruth, and then create a whole line of others to agree, you don’t have a resolution, but rather, a hidden iniquity.
Nothing is beneath us.
We are capable of delusion, which opens the door to all sorts of meaningless proclamations and even vicious actions.
So should we give up on humanity?
Should we pridefully sit on our perch of self-righteousness and peer down in disapproval at the imbeciles below?
The best we can do is take what we see around us and make sure that none of it is in us.
This precautionary act will allow us a more gentle spirit–to be forgiving of those who are misled when they finally are in need … of coming home.