Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission):
Why can’t people put aside the injustices they perceive from long ago? Perhaps it is because they are people, as Kurosawa once observed.
Today, I am teaching about authenticity and inauthenticity, in the context of Kurosawa’s film, Ikiru.
I can see how God must struggle to be heard over the clamour. Who has time to hear about love and forgiveness, when there is revenge to be had – even too late to matter.