Pride Goeth Before

Most of us find it hard to admit mistakes.

Was the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak worsened because admitting the scope of the problem, or that a problem even exists, could be embarrassing? Is that any different from a Church that claims to speak infallibly and act in-errantly, yet shelters and enables abuse?

Are we bound to ignore the probability of error? Why do we assert absolute truth, yet fester with lies; claim omniscience, yet remain ignorant?

What a sin is this pride, this hubris!


  1. FWIW, the rough draft of this note was made on paper on February 9th. Number Two Daughter had mentioned her worries about the virus sometime in January. Now here we are, middle of March, and some people still don’t think it’s a big deal. It’s kind of a big deal.

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