Crew: (n) a group of persons involved in a particular kind of work together:
It is very difficult to imagine or even conjecture on what a gentleman living in the late eighteenth century might have envisioned or believed since people from that era were partakers of nearly everything—from opium to residual witch burning.
So when our modern politicians and scholars sit down and discuss the Constitution, this disadvantage immediately comes to the forefront.
Here is the document they left us…
… And what in the hell does it mean in relationship to our country and our lives going forward?
I certainly think we suffer the same entanglement and mystery when it comes to the Bible. I can’t possibly ascertain what a Moses or Paul might consider appropriate if he found himself viewing our present society.
But one thing that is true in both the U. S. Constitution and the Bible, which we can pretty well hang our three-corner hat or our nomadic robe on, is that these predecessors thought we were to be a crew.
The way they set up the government and the way the scriptures lay out commonality among the masses certainly beckons us to find the crew, join the crew, contribute to the crew and don’t try so hard to escape the crew.
The problem with politics is that it has become an island to itself.
There is no crew, just chiefs seeking titles and position.
And the problem with religion is that the adherents and faithful jockey for position for God’s favor instead of being happy to be part of a crew as His children.
I do not trust anyone who feels he or she is too good, too enlightened, too experienced, too educated, too racially superior or too manly to be part of a general crew, equals working in a common direction.
I seek such a crew.
I desire to get behind those who can do what I do as well or better.
In the pursuit of freedom, we have promoted individuality to an extreme.
Because of this, we have no crew to get the work done.