At the Intersection: I've spent the past several weeks (and will spend the next several) marketing the online courses I've developing and feeling gross and conflicted about it.
At the Intersection: Mary's position at the Annunciation struck me as unfair. She was poor, a teenager and a girl, all together a social position lacking any privilege or authority.
I expected to be in a position to take care of my parents by now in part because I believe in a system of rewards for good behavior and consequences for bad. It's a fictional system, but faith in God and God's promises also nurtured it.
At the Intersection: Apathy suggests that asking, "Why aren't you outraged?" or "How can you just stand there?" or "Don't you see what's going on?" is justified. Something should be moving an apathetic person to action, but nothing is.