God bestowed upon humans the gift of free will, making us superior to animals due to our ability to reason and think consciously. This gift has allowed us to achieve remarkable progress in the world, but despite our technological advancements and ethical lifestyle, we are still far from being perfect by our own standards.
However, if we think about it, our ability to reason and distinguish right from wrong makes us perfect beings. Yet, why do we often find ourselves engaging in actions that we know we should avoid? For example, consuming alcohol, even though we are aware of its negative consequences and how it dulls our reasoning capabilities. Similarly, involving ourselves in infidelity or extra-marital affairs, despite having a loving family waiting for us. These momentary pleasures leave lasting scars that haunt us for a lifetime.
Why do we continue to run into the same hard wall of problems? Problems are a curse that every individual is fated with, but as creatures capable of reasoning, we should focus on the bigger picture. Instead of condemning those who stray from their values, we should offer help and support to those who have found themselves in a moment of weakness.
Karen Lawson’s The White Family series beautifully portrays this idea through historical fiction. The three-part series – Sercie Hill, Summit Hill, and Bitsy and Clara – encourages us to change and help those around us. By doing so, we can prevent them from experiencing the agony of separation and loneliness.
In conclusion, our ability to reason and distinguish right from wrong makes us perfect beings. However, we still make mistakes and engage in actions that we know we should avoid. As individuals, we should focus on helping others and offer support to those who have strayed from their values, rather than condemning them. The White Family series serves as an excellent reminder of this, and it encourages us to make positive changes in ourselves and the world around us.