Looking at the political scene, I’m wondering about a wide spectrum of Americans who seem to put their faith in arms – meaning gun ownership, at a personal level, and bloated military expenditures, on the global scene.

Both outlooks are driven by fear, and both are extensions of death over life.

They’re the opposite of Jesus’ life and teaching, in my experience. As he said repeatedly, “Fear not.” Not that it’s easy in practice.


For more on faithful practice, see my Seasons of the Spirit observations.


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