God calls us to be faithful. To be in relationship with God. To trust in God’s promises. That is a constant struggle for us.
Nations and borders do not, and should not, claim our ultimate allegiance. Our citizenship is in heaven.
A common occurrence takes place around this time of the year when the normally calm, faithful church folk, who for months have built up the war chest of their belligerence, ambush the annual congregational meeting to wage a bitter battle over the budget.