Thursday, December 12, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A Time to Choose (1975), 14:
The insensitivity of the people at the time of Noah could give us some interesting insights and parallels to our own time, if we had all the sociological and political data. The insensitivity was gross and widespread, and it probably lasted until the great rain began. Similarly, when the Church expresses concerns through its contemporary prophets, it is trying to guard against our being encrusted with the kind of insensitivity that leads to widespread tragedy. Otherwise, we may be like Louis XVI who, standing on the scaffold, reportedly said, "I have seen all of this coming for ten years. How was it possible that I never wanted to believe it?"