Encountering God

“Politics, in the Abrahamic vision, is not the highest good. It not where we meet God, not where we construct our deepest relationships, not where we exercise our highest virtues, not where we achieve individual and national glory. It is a means to an end, no more, no less. It is there to secure peace, security, safety and law-abidingness so that we can get on with our lives, serving God in work and worship, in family and community, arenas we do not entrust to politicians and the state because they require absolute liberty. It is the secondary nature of politics in the Judeo-Christian vision that is the surest guarantor against an intrusive state. Where politics is primary, politicians rule supreme; and where politicians rule, freedom is in danger.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 7, p. 118