His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power.  Through these, he has bestowed on us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine natureafter escaping from corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.  (Emphasis added.)

2 Pet 1:3-4

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Though we now live in daily chaos on a scope that I have never seen in this land, we have been given the gift of sharing in divine nature – a way to escape the corruption that evil brings in endless varieties.

You see numbers of people everywhere, across Christian denominations and among our Jewish brothers and sisters, who manifest uncertainty, concern, confusion, even fear. They see what is happening and they wonder: What can be done?  They wonder what has happened to this nation and those who occupy leadership positions.  Yes, they ask what can be done?

The answer and its execution is quite simple: return to God.  As a Christian, it means return to Jesus and seek and follow the Holy Spirit – our divine guide in the mortal world with Evil at the ready.

Do you wish peace, peace of soul and the fellowship of community, a life of kindness and friendship?  Do you wish to see excellence and live it?  Live in hope?  Know love?  Receive it in all its forms?  And give it easily?  Do you wish a life in which you can trust others and the institutions we need to govern and survive in a hostile and violent world?

Return to God.  Return to Christ.  Live in the company and command of the Holy Spirit. To do so: start by reading Chapter One in The Second Letter of Peter – that is, 2 Pet. 1: 1-11, which is entitled “Exhoration to Christian Virtue.”

There is nothing wrong with this land that cannot be corrected by simply living in virtue. Likewise, there is nothing in this land that can be corrected without Christian virtue.

Shalom.

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TOMORROW – The Christian Virtue of Faith.

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