From the Desk of the Director
We are blessed. Never has such a civilization had so much. So much wealth, so much health, so much freedom. Freedom from tyranny. Freedom to work. Freedom to speak. Freedom to choose.
Never has such a blessed civilization squandered so much for the sake of pleasure. Why work when you can steal and grift. Why raise the next generation when you can live a life of free love and no responsibility.
What happens when you get this attitude from the top down? Well you get a year like 2020. Institutions that are not accountable. Laws that go unfollowed. The untaught become unteachable, and then become angry and violent. And the institutions turn a blind eye.
Then throw in a pandemic of uncertain origins with no end in sight. People are locked down, their jobs and wealth are chiseled away. They are told to take all of this. And they did.
But even those that have born all of this with patience and endurance will reach a breaking point.
That's how you get a day like January 6th.
We know not to put our faith in institutions, they will never be perfect. Throughout history Christians have lived under much worse conditions. We will survive and prevail because our hope rests not in this world but in the eternal.
So we'll do our best, care for one another and stand up for what is true. Just don't expect that we will win every battle. Not even close.