We are reminded that laws are manmade and that their only existence is to serve the greater good. To remind us that deep within ourselves is the ultimate judge. We, after all, have to look ourselves in the mirror every single day.
So the question becomes why do we need laws? Why do we who always know the difference between right and wrong, we who are engrained with the higher law, need laws? To protect us from ourselves. Man, sadly, has a dual nature. We are born of Divine Breath and the clay of the Earth. It is our destiny to connect the Earth with the Heavens, the mundane with the divine. And yet, before we reach such heights, we sift through our own dirt, through our own filth. We carry deep within us, the potential for harm, death, and destruction. And everyday, we move forward. Every battle, however hard and painful, adds to our heart of Hearts, a drop of wisdom. Until one day, we no longer reach for the Higher Law, we become a part of it.
“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”