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Conservatives, on the other hand, idolizes anything that preserves its own privilege and status quo, but often neglects to ask, “Is this bearing any fruit for others?” 

Conservatives confuse their private order with universal order, confusing order itself with the Reign of God (this despite both Jesus’ and Paul’s clear dismissal of the law as salvific). 

Nor do they see that the law and order they invoke is usually highly self-serving. 

The conservative gods are normally personal security and well-being. 

The Right—even most conservative “Christians”—considers calls to universal love naïve, ridiculous, and even dangerous.


Liberals, however, tend to have high and good ideals, but tend not to rely upon any collective or truly spiritual foundation to make these ideals
believable or lasting.

Their god is often individual freedom and choice more than real love in action. 

Faithfulness is not high on their list of values. 

They do not commit to much of anything.
 

Both groups avoid love in different ways. 

In the end, both sides are highly individualistic. Rare is the Christian who draws upon the common good (Tradition) and also serves the common good (Love in action).


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 below is also a reminder...

You (and every other creation of God) begin with your unique divine DNA, an inner destiny as it were, an absolute core that knows the truth about you, a true believer tucked away in the cellar of your being, an imago Dei that begs to be allowed, to be fulfilled, and to show itself. “You were chosen in Christ before the world was made—to stand before God in love—marked out beforehand as fully adopted sons and daughters” (Ephesians 1:4-5). This is your True Self or soul.