The Politics of the Benedict Option

Remember, in the Gospels, Jesus often retreated to the desert to pray after meeting with crowds. In order to be active in the world as Christians, we must also be contemplative.

.. A reader passes on this BenOppish comment from the conservative writer Gary North, who ponders what the people who donated $17 million to conservative Christian Rick Perry’s failed second bid for the presidency could have done with that money instead of sending it to a long-shot Republican presidential candidate:

.. Congress does not change. The courts do not change. The federal bureaucracy does not change. “But if we can just elect a President…”

Reagan failed to change Washington. Why would anyone believe that Rick Perry could do this… especially Rick Perry?

The futility of national politics should be obvious. But it isn’t.