Many of us are worshipping the capacity to choose and we stick to the routine of jumping through the same hoops week after week. The assumed helpers of this chosen lifestyle are the massive legal institutions we depend on to punish wrong and often the innocent. The exercise becomes a futile venture when we insist on trying to cultivate our choices and values in perfect isolation from others.
With thousands of years and hundreds of rules under our belt we still can’t say we have achieved purity, safety, or maturity. Nobody can. All the modern nations coming to grips with their divided houses and running out of fingers to plug the holes in their leaky constitutions many Christians have bought the delusion that law will stop crime.
If the gloating bigot in the White House is saying it, it is likely to have a gaping hole in the bottom. Humans do not change by willpower, and it is impossible for any human to become a citizen of God’s kingdom by willing it.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13
There is no successful vote to end crime