Thursday, May 10, 2012

defiled purity

"To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled." Titus 1:15

I'm not sure if there is anything pure left inside him; he is so defiled. It's a horrible thing to say about a twelve year old boy, but saying it isn't the crime. The truest injustice of this child's life is how he came to be this way. 

He was used in awful ways, treated as an object instead of a human being. He had already experienced  such great pain even before the age of five; a pain so great that most of us will never endure half as much in our entire lifetime.  

He has been defiled in every way imaginable, until he became who he is today: nothing pure can satisfy him. He thirsts for filth alone.

Only the foulest music makes him dance. Only the crudest humor makes him laugh. Only the bloodiest movies entertain him. Only the most murderous fantasies can pacify him in play. 

Anything pure and innocent leaves him unsatisfied until he manages to create a new perspective; defiling whatever displeases him and reframing it to fulfill his desire for unwholesomeness. Lyrics to songs and lines from movies are rewritten in his mind and given new terrible meanings. Everything becomes sexual innuendo, an expression of rage or hate, and an invitation to violence. To him, nothing is pure, because there is nothing pure left in him. 

He is defiled, but not without hope.

 "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Cor 5:21

Miracles happen. Everyday. This boy can be made righteous; he can be restored. By the blood...

No comments: