Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
With this new collection of essays, celebrated theologian Stanley Hauerwas attempts to foment a modest revolution by forcing Christians to take themselves more serious as Christians and to recognize the unifying beliefs and practices characteristic of their faith -- a faith that makes them a political entity apart from the re of the world.
By exposing a different account of politics -- the church polis and "counter-story" to the world's politics -- Hauerwas helps Christians see that in fact God has given them the mean to escape the destructive practices of the world by placing them "in good company" with one another, Catholic and Protestant alike.