In this world, we are warned, we will have trouble. As “trouble” goes, a seven-day Twitter suspension is a truly light and temporary affliction. Still, it is one more small reminder that as long as we are truthful, we will not be welcome. All the more imperative, in these times, to know who one’s friends truly are—and who one’s God truly is.
Bethel McGrew is a widely published essayist and social critic, with bylines at National Review, First Things, The Spectator, and other outlets. Her Substack, Further Up, is one of the top twenty "Faith" newsletters on the platform.