For those anxiously awaiting my profound words of wisdom on matters political (I jest of course), let me not disappoint. My political suggestion is to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's. I hope that helps.
While Liz is in intensive care, there's little time for these posts. By way of notes for future reflections, it might be worthwhile, when time permits, to try to sort out two sets of issues.
First: what might be the meaning of freedom in relationship to obedience (in the biblical sense) and submission (in the Islamic sense) and arbitrary self-will (in the postmodern secular sense)?
Second: what is the difference between fun, happiness, and joy? Preliminary surmise: the first might be an escape from suffering that has the effect of compounding it; the second a respite from suffering; the third the fruit of suffering, its indispensable correlative.
Thanks for keeping Liz in your prayers.