This poster has been popping up all over Manhattan as part of a campaign to “raise awareness” about domestic violence.

It represents the fundamental disconnect between what we ought to do and what we actually do, between our conscience and out conduct, between the Law and our lives.

If only creating goodness was as simple as providing the right “instructions”! Of course, St. Paul knows better, as does every mom who has ever tried to get her kids to eat their vegetables or finish their homework.