This week is “419” — the anniversary of the REAL “Patriot’s Day,” and the “Shot Heard Round the World,” at Lexington and Concord Green, which began the war for American Independence. And that date is an anniversary which, throughout history, has been a reminder of the conflict between Tyranny and Liberty.

So this is a story of “contradictions,” which can tell us so much if we are able to see and communicate them: it’s the incongruities, inconsistencies, absurdities, and even outright obscenities that can really help us know and show the Truth.

But they do tend to fall into “two camps,” things we can DO something directly about, including don’t participate, and those where the most fruitful option is prayer.

But sometimes some things we really need to be doing right now might even surprise us.