When conflict rages and confusion abounds, normal describes the few, not the many.
Why on earth are humans in this predicament? Same as always—selfishness, mainly.
Forget hurricane Michael. A more devastating cyclonic catastrophe wreaks havoc every day. It is the voice in the head that never shuts up, that foments rebuttals and resentments, that shouts, shatters and blames.
In order for ego to function vigorously, conflict is necessary. This, of course, requires enemies. (Super-inflated egos curate actual lists of enemies.) When Jesus said, “Forgive your enemies,” he meant, Have no enemies.
When we were children, adults said God was outside of us, in heaven. Others said there was no God. In arguments, it is usually the case that both are right or neither is.