H. L. Mencken: “The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.
Hope comes from despair. Faith is the plumbline. Being faithful is risky and dangerous and at the same time – a place of integrity, working through the fear, and joy.