Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Carving away liberty for security and convenience

We have been carving away so long at our liberties to exchange for more security here and more convenience there that we can no longer even tell what they originally looked like, or even slow the pace of our own cutting.
Where once a massive oak tree stood, now a skeleton remains. Where others lounged beneath its leafy shade, now we huddle together where the bare branches best combine against the sun.
And most pretend they do not hear it creak and groan and strain with each new gust of wind.

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