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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY


Well, I called the Washington office of Representative Mark Walker and asked whether the Congressman had spoken out publicly against the ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] practice of separating little children from their parents.  The young thing answering the phone did not know.  I then asked her to take a message for Mr. Walker, who was for twenty years a pastor before running for Congress.  I asked her to suggest to Mr. Walker that he remind himself of Matthew chapter 19 verse 14, after which he should re-read Chapter 23 verse 27 of the same Gospel and reflect on whether Jesus was there speaking of him.

For those of you who do not have a Bible ready to hand, here are the relevant verses:

 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

4 comments:

howard b said...

You can't take every single thing God says so literally. God always has bigger things on his mind than life and death and human happiness

Robert Paul Wolff said...

and also smaller things. His eye is on the sparrow.

s. wallerstein said...

First of all, god isn't a "he", but a "she".

She emails me from time to time. In general, this planet, including children and sparrows, doesn't interest her much, except she's a huge Bach fan. She's also into Beethoven's late string quartets and piano sonatas.

Howard Berman said...

Trump surely knows that George the Animal Steel used the ploy of separating the Iron Sheikh from his daughter in a Texas Death Match in the old WWF- everything Trump needs to know he learned in Pro Wrestling and Reality TV and Studio 54