Well, the one good thing I can say about the current Administration is that's there's always something awful happening; that way you keep busy and don't get obsessed by Christmas too early. Grrr.
Back in seminary (and before), there was a one-line faith self-assessment of the "What would Jesus do?" ilk. It went, If Christianity became a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Well, now that the Pentagon has likely gone all nostalgic and started collecting information about anti-war protesters, we might get to see this question become literally true. Sunny "it couldn't happen here" feelings don't hold a lot of water for me any more.
I think everyone in the land needs to do something brave, peaceful, and life-affirming: something list-worthy. Right now, we seem a nation of cowed and fearful people, which doesn't excuse us from being judged for our inaction.
Lord I hope the "unrighteous nation deserves God's wrath" crowd are wrong or there'll be flaming blood meteors over Washington by New Year's Day.
Hat tip: Jess's Journal