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.