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Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. —Rainer Maria Rilke
I have to admit, I got extremely teed off when I read Jane Smiley's piece. I did vote for Bush in 2000, realized around 2002, 2003 what a disaster he was, and began progressing towards, well, progressivism. (My first attempt at a comment here was impolitic, to say the least.)
But I do have many friends to the right of me, many of whom are waking up and realizing what they've wrought. And for Jane to give them all a "fark you, you evil monsters, you created this tyranny" kind of plays into the whole us vs. them thing that Bush started.
Atonement and forgiveness are needed now more than ever in both the body politic and the Body of Christ. We need every person we can get if we're going to stop this slide to fascism on all fronts. Name-calling and blame-gaming won't get that done. Forgiveness and love for our fellow conservatives will, as will acts of atonement and sincere contrition by conservatives.
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