The African Bishop of Hippo, St. Augustine, writing in the dusk of the Roman empire in his book, The City of God: “What are kingdoms without justice? They’re just gangs of bandits.”
Mr. Trump meet Bishop Augustine. America, meet your Congress that is dedicated to obstruction and falsification and yes, burdening the poor while enriching the wealthy. How does one live faithfully in a kingdom of bandits? By refusing to sacrifice the assembling of one another in worship; by resisting evil by what is right and just; by rallying around those at risk and certainly, by all means, being willing to name the gansters and bandits, Diabolus. The Congress could begin to redeem its soul by naming a Special Prosecutor to pursue Russia’s entanglement with the Trump campaign and our national election. The judgement of God is not always swift. Sometimes it is a slow train coming around the bend (thanks to Dylan). I can hear the click-clack rumble of that train.