When Papa, Jesus and Sarayu hang out together around the kitchen table after a hard day’s work, do they ever talk politics? Is politics “too dirty” and “too human” for them to care about? Do they not care about the complexities of how human communities work together to get things done? Do they have a specific opinion about exactly how this ought to work? Are they annoyed that the human race hasn’t yet paid close enough attention to the Bible to figure out the one perfect set of local, state, national, and global policies? Are they rooting for any particular candidates or parties or causes? They do seem to seem to have strong opinions regarding some specific policy matters in the Old Testament. To what degree are those ideas relevant to us today?
If Papa, Jesus and Sarayu ever DO talk politics, do they agree on every little detail of public policy? Can they be all-knowing with a perfect understanding of the world and how it works, but still have more than one good idea about how the current situation might be changed for the better?
And if they ever DO disagree, how do they converse about it? How do they treat each other in that discussion? Does this tell us anything about the Church’s role in the ongoing human political conversation?