Even here in our virtual parish I’ve had visitors who should know better simply never grasp the hard-wired tribal nature of humanity. Just because Western minds can imagine something they like better doesn’t mean it will work. What Perry didn’t say is that Creation itself is wired with the consciousness of blood price. You can’t fight Father Nature, who happens to be our Creator. That business of blood price is fundamental to understanding justice in the Old Testament, and it’s fundamental to our universe.
Your heart knows.