David Brooks preached a sermon in the National Cathedral on July 4, 2020. It is the most powerful sermon I’ve heard in a long time. It’s unswervingly Jesus’ message from the standpoint of the reality on the ground for the Jewish people in Roman occupied Palestine. It is also very relevant to our time. David identifies as Jewish and conservative. The conservatives in the legislature and running for the legislature seem hell bent on proving how mean spirited and small minded they can be in their oppression of anyone not a rich, white male, typically poor Hispanic women. David is not like that. He is truly radical. He has traditional values, in the best sense, knows the history of his nation and community and sees it clearly. I recommend you watch the video.