What I know about the state of things happening in the world is lacking. It’s easy to be consumed with the daily antics of politics and culture in the United States. We can be a little self-centered. That’s to be expected, I guess. We are, in effect, the teenager of the world powers. We’re teenagers with nuclear weapons.
It is only after I set foot on the path of Orthodoxy that I began to take notice of what’s really happening in places like Syria and Ukraine. Up until that point I tried to be worldly where news was concerned. I would check out BBC and Al Jazeera. I would read a number of things online to try to discern what’s going on and I would fail mostly.
It’s confusing and far away and I have bills to pay and children to parent and laundry to do. There was nothing personal…
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