A Horrific Error
Hadley Arkes once pointed out that at one particular holocaust display you will find a vast vat filled with shoes. These were the shoes of the victims that the Nazis kept because they saw them as valuable. The most horrific error in this is that they discarded the human life made in the image of God and who has an eternal existence, and saw the shoes as “the real durables.” But isn’t this always the case with the deceitfulness of sin? It will always lead us to discard what is really durable in exchange for what is passing away.