(April 22, 2014)
This chapter details a political conflict, but at its heart is a religious conflict. I think that may be more common than we at first think. There is the expression that law is politics by other means and war is politics by other means, but I think politics is just religion by other means. For far too many people (including me, from time to time) our politics becomes our god. We become so certain of how we think the world should run that we ignore how the Lord says it should run. We are so busy advancing our own interests (or the interests of those we favor) that we fail to consider the interests of others – particularly the interest of the Lord in the salvation of the children of men.