It seems the bigger the challenge and the higher the stakes, the more we fight each other. Sadly, this trend is intensifying. Red versus blue in politics, progressives versus traditionalists in the church, and young versus old in culture. Sure, one side or the other will prevail in the short term. But that just intensifies the warfare, and the problems are not solved but only get worse. Jesus makes it clear in the Beatitudes, the parable about the Good Samaritan, his words about praying for one’s enemies and so many other places that it’s time to replace this growing selfishness with selflessness. It may seem like a naive way to live in a rough and tumble world, but that’s okay because it’s Jesus’ way. And if we don’t have enough faith to do it, who will?