A reader writes:
If somebody has to actually quote the bible, my preferred answer is this one:
"Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you." - Mathew 6:5-6
I'm often reminded of the best representation of faith I've seen in my life. On occasion I visited the family of a friend of mine from college and they were some of the most devout religious people I've ever met. They never tried to impose their beliefs on me, and the only overt expression of their faith that I recall was a prayer before dinner. They were just genuinely happy people, content in their faith, and I've always envied that.
Me too. More than I envy someone who uses his relationship with Jesus as a way to get elected.