A remarkable story from China is making its way around the internet. A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewer pipe after his parents flushed him down the toilet in an act of apparent infanticide. You can read the whole story here.
In an instant the brokenness of the world came into focus in a new way. It brought to mind, for a brief moment, the sentiment a pre-conversion C. S. Lewis captures in a line of his poem “In Prison” published as part of Spirits in Bondage (1915).
He wrote, “I cried out for the pain of man, / I cried out for bitter wrath / Against the hopeless life that ran / Forever in a circling path / From death to death since all began;…”
Lord, have mercy.