14 November 2020

Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Where Our Citizenship Is

"There are many things to concern us at this present time. Some people are upset that Joe Biden is winning. Others are delighted that Donald Trump is losing. OK. I get it. The policies that would come from one president or another are going to upset you or please you. But, in the end of the day, are our minds too occupied with earthly things? . . .

"The fact of the matter is, for most of us our day to day lives will not be affected very much by what goes on in the White House. Some policies may very well hit us hard or benefit us greatly. So it has always been. The politicians and fat cats will continue to grow richer and more powerful at our expense. So it has always been. Perhaps there will be war or civil war. Maybe things will become very bad and there will be persecution, hardship and even imprisonment, torture or death. It has happened many times in the past. It could happen here.

"But in the midst of all the [furor] we are called for our minds not to be occupied with earthly things and to remember that our citizenship is in heaven."

In a recent commentary based on Philippians 3:18-4:1, Father Dwight Longenecker (parish priest at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Greenville, SC) reflected on where our real citizenship is.

To access Fr. Longenecker's complete post, please visit:

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Where is Your Citizenship? (6 NOV 20)

Background information:

Dwight Longenecker - Catholic priest and author

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