Reading for Friday 17/10/08
And we return to Pierre again – trying to change the world, as always. I’m on my way to another concert, so I don’t have a lot of time to comment, I’m afraid, but this is a fantastic picture of the disillusionment that can creep in when you’re inside an organisation. Pierre looks around but he can’t help but be dissatisfied with the conduct of the other Masons. And then when he suggests that they should band together to try and change society, they’re quite opposed to it . . .
A similar debate is running in Christian circles currently. Is it meant to be purely an individual thing, where your focus is just on changing the individual personally, or is it meant to be something that looks to change society as well? Obviously, at least for this bunch of Masons, society seemed far too political for them.