• Michael Haldas

Politics


“Our age is deeply marked by a political understanding of reality. The modern project has, since its inception, sought to achieve almost utopian goals through political means. This is so common to our minds that it is difficult not to conceive everything in the same terms. Our reconciliation with God through Christ has not even the slightest hint of political effort. It is completed even as it begins, and yet waits for a greater completion to come.” (Father Stephen Freeman)

“Ours is a troubling time, when so many have given themselves over to the worship of celebrities, financial success, new cars, clothes, trends, and even political parties. How many ministers have the American flag placed centrally in their “worship centers,” as though God were an American and salvation were linked to patriotism? How many ministers spend more time preaching a nationalistic form of Christianity while forgetting that Christ transcends cultures and nations?” (Abbot Tryphon)

“Never forget people are not categories nor are they only a few views they support – they are persons. Being a person means you have many dimensions to yourself not just your political views. Think of an experience you may have had when you disliked people based on a view they were vocal about but then as you got to know them you found you liked them or at least understood better their view because you got to know them personally.” (Sacramental Living)

“Truth is essential for the people of God in every aspect of life: religious, personal, social, judicial, and political.” (Orthodox Study Bible, Zechariah 8:16-17)

“The world would have peace if only men of politics would follow the Gospels.” (St. Bridget of Sweden)

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