If Heaven were a cuisine, it would be anything but junk food. It’s spicy. The lemonade is strong. The romaine lettuce is so bitter you can barely swallow it. And that’s what it means to be healthy. Praise God that God doesn’t give us sugar and chocolate every time we ask for it.
The little pockets of sobriety and sanity have kept the darkness at bay for centuries. Islam can’t attack America while Israel stands. Island nations prevent war in Southeast Asia. And truth-telling friends sure are inconvenient—though a lot less inconvenient than the alternatives.