(October 26, 2014)
Knowing what we know of the Gospel, is the continuation of the War in Heaven nothing more than the continuation of the battle between agency and compulsion? We each have ideas on how best to operate a political system, run a family, and live our personal life. But there really seems to be a general theme that interferences with another’s agency is often far more serious than the underlying sin that we might be seeking to correct in others.
We need to be able to influence others in positive ways, but it must be influencing that respects agency. If we are trying to control the lives of those around us, then we are wrong even if we are right as to the underlying merits of the issue.