It wasn’t just apathy or failure to perform religious ceremonies for which ancient Israel faced God’s judgments. It was also what they failed to do for each other.
I had good reasons for being angry with my grandfather. But that emotional burden I carried reflected my own misunderstanding of the nature of my other, even grander Father.
While freedom of expression will always be important, perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to provide defensive cover for those making serious errors—especially if that forecloses opportunities to learn and grow.
Job’s words, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord,” are especially meaningful post-COVID.
While more Americans now support the removal of confederate monuments, with statues of our Founders now defaced, where will the line be drawn?