Human nature is wounded by the effects of original sin—we are a fallen people. Consequently, many live in an unrepentant state that is characterized by an enslavement to sin and a clouded vision of reality. The solution to this dilemma is repentance and turning toward Christ in order to receive the healing and recreative grace he offers to all who approach him in faith.
Clearly, something is seriously and dangerously wrong in our nation. Things are topsy-turvy. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).
The root of our problem is found in expecting to get more than we wish to give. It’s an attitude in which one person seeks to use others for his own personal gain. Yet this desire is at the foundation of our ways of being. It is the simplest meaning of the word “Profit,” which is simply getting more than what we gave.
Wounded human nature is a “strange nature” wherein the false is sometimes embraced for its perceived comfort, nourished for fear of the pain one might incur in curing it, and upheld on the shaky principle of rigid stubbornness.