In imagining the great cosmic battle between good and evil—
imagining confronting the deadliest of threats
to our culture, our country and our world,
we tend to imagine brightly-costumed,
powerfully muscled super-heroes,
well versed in the arts of battle and war
wielding various, unique and impressive powers of might and violence
unleashed in the valor of righteous combat.
And such imaginings have raked in the money
and the votes through the years!
Verily, verily, though, your acts of consistent grace
and surprising forgiveness—
your initiatives of loving kindness and deep compassion
do more in the cosmic battle than any use of force.
And, here’s the thing, in so doing,
in thus confronting the deadliest of threats
to our culture, country and world,
you also pose the deadliest of threats
to our culture, country and world … as they are.
And that’s a good thing!
Thank you for your heroism in living faith.