Friends know I don’t comment on politics often. The reason is simple. I have friends on both sides of the aisle, and I value their friendships. More to the point, politics seldom allows for quick and easy answers, the kind of thing you can say in a blog or on facebook. Hillary . . . good . . . Trump . . . bad. Or Trump good . . . Hillary . . . bad. It’s far more complex than people try to make it.
I ran across a statement recently from a Catholic thinker. Here’s what he said: “Politics participates in the modest dignity of the penultimate.”
In God We Trust
Now that is quite a mouthful. I could think and write about that for hours.
Politics offers us only a limited good in this world. It can’t, it doesn’t participate in the ultimate good. The ultimate good is…
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