Those who were not thoughtful had a light but did not prepare oil.

Gospel of Matthew (New Testament)



People say that now is the time uncertain about the future and depressing. But the reason that the view is obstructed is not that the future is uncertain but that although it is easy to know that a kind of future surely comes if we look carefully, we postpone everything and remain unable to take countermeasures seriously, isn't it? For example, dwindling population, collapse of national finance, limitation of economic growth, stalemate of radioactive waste disposal. This passage of the Bible also reminds us of such ungracefulness.


November 8,  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun