Do you remember that song from the 1980s Volkswagen Advert? The the lyric from ‘Changes’, Alan Price’s reworking of the hymn tune “What A Friend We have In Jesus contained a message that is absolutely true.
Everybody goes through changes,
no one knows what’s going .
Everybody’s changing places,
but the world still carries on.
Love must always change to sorrow,
everyone must play he game,
because it’s here today and gone tomorrow,
but the world goes on the same,
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We all have to go through changes of course and those who can’t change must cease to exist. For example,I was never keen on C S Lewis but decided I might have to reconsider when I read this:
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C.S. Lewis
Does that description of the worst kind of tyranny remind you of anyone you know either5 personally or through public life. Any politicians or bureaucrats, supporters of a particular point of view or people who make careers of exercising their supposed moral superiority for example?
Here’s an example of the treatment meted out by the kind of hypocrites who oppress us for our own good.
A woman who kept her daughter off school over fears her cancer had returned is reportedly being prosecuted for not sending her to classes.
Kerry Capper said she wanted to keep a close eye on seven-year-old Libby Bennett at home when she fell ill, because the youngster had developed similar symptoms when battling the disease.
However, the unemployed mother has now been summoned to appear before magistrates for failing to pay a £60 penalty fine, after Libby missed seven days of school earlier this year.