A sophomore was confronted with the fallenness of our human condition as presented in T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral:
To become servant of God was never my wish.
Servant of God has chance of greater sin
And sorrow, than the man who serves a king.
For those who serve the greater cause may make the
cause serve them,
Still doing right: and striving with political men
May make that cause political, not by what they do
But by what they are.
He asked: is it possible on earth to fully lose one’s will in the will of God (even if you are a saint); and if not, what then? Can one still bear witness?