Art by Patrick Murphy
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come” (Joshua 5:13-14).
Regarding Charlottesville and our socio-political climate: The Lord doesn’t take sides. He calls those on both sides to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him (Luke 9:23).