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*Image: Canto XXIII: Circle Eight, Bolgia 6: The Hypocrites by Robert Rauschenberg, 1959-1960 [Museum of Modern Art, New York]. This is one of thirty-four mixed-media illustrations of Dante’s Inferno. 

By Randall Smith,The Catholic Thing, July 15, 2020

Randall B. Smith is a tenured Full Professor of Theology. His book Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Guidebook for Beginners is available from Emmaus Press. ….

Randall SmithThe disgruntled, like the poor, we will always have with us. Grumbling is not just something God’s people do in the wilderness. It has been a common feature of human life ever since Eve asked, “But why can’t we eat the apple?” and ever since Adam told God: “Yeah, sure, all the animals are great, but I’m still lonely.”

There will always be people who will complain. There have been bullies ever since Cain beat the life out of his brother Abel. What we have not always had in such large numbers are quite so many cowards who refuse to stand up to such people.

A friend and I have a joke about the phrase, “Is it too much to ask. . .?”  ….