I like to imagine that I do not live surrounded by the enemies of God
but frankly, that is not true.
Wolves appear in all shapes and sizes
And often regularly sit in pews
Say the prayers
Sing the songs
And harbor hatred for the other.
In their heart of hearts they believe they are sheep
But in the work of their hands and the words of their mouths
Their teeth are bared to the powerless and oppressed.
Fear is the opposite of faith
And fear is their default, oppression their practice.
It is possible to oppress without knowing it.
All the more reason to be wise as serpents
and gentle as doves.
“See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Mathew 10:16