This was the information I was lacking. This was the piece that I failed to find. This is the message most Churches don’t (won’t?) teach. This is the message you won’t hear from your political party. In order to be elected, or to keep one’s job as a pastor, men and women in these positions will experience real pressure to preach a message of peace, safety, and prosperity. If these leaders don’t preach this message, they are usually ostracized, imprisoned, killed, or worse. It is the rare individual, or group, that will accept a message of pain as a positive path to spiritual enlightenment, self-actualization, or peace – however it is defined.