I am always reading that such-and-such an evil movement has 'good intentions'; or a person will excuse their past behavior with the comment that their intentions were good.
I don't believe it.
Indeed I know that this is untrue.
Good intentions are the rarest of things on this earth.
In fact almost all intentions are corrupt.
When I examine my conscience, I perceive that the worst intentions were typically those times where I was trying hardest to signal to myself and to others that my intentions were good, pure, blameless.
That was when I was most deeply in thrall to pride.
People talk as if good intentions were the easy bit, and the accomplishment of these intentions was what was difficult, and where things went wrong.
Not so - good intentions are the hard bit.
So hard, in fact, that good intentions are impossible (to the unaided human).
Let's hear no more nonsense about 'good intentions'...