As human beings we tend to feel responsible for all the horrors that occur in our world. It is always us who are guilty, while the planet, nature, animals, plants, angels and, of course, God, are all innocent. This tendency is so strong that even in the presence of deadly earthquakes, tsunami and other natural disasters we are tempted to blame them on ourselves, on our sins or on the negligence of other human beings.

Is it really so embarrassing, at least once in a while, to proclaim our total innocence?


Franco Santoro