Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Light in the Darkness

I beseech you my brethren, watch the present and increasing political machinations with great sadness, realizing how deceived mankind is and how anti-gospel is all of it. Rejoice and give thanks that you have been rescued from such foolishness and hatred. Pray for those in power, but never give allegiance to that which does not profit.

And in the midst of those who claim to have all the answers, and the constant demeaning of each other, let us shine the light of God’s love through the prism of the Crucified and Risen Lord.


Anonymous said...

This morning as I was reading from Luke it struck me how pertinent this is to our so-called "Christian" nation.
A certain Samaritan village would not receive Jesus and His disciples and James and John asked, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to consume them, just as Elijah did?"
How often does the "Christian Right" say this?
But Jesus turned and rebuked them. "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of."

Wow. You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. How many times do we see people who think they are right with God - not knowing what manner of spirit they are of. How many times have we not known?

He goes on: "For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them."

Jesus words say it all.

In Christ, Lisa

Rick Frueh said...


Steve said...

Also in Luke:

"And He also told this parable {of the Pharisee and the tax-collector in the temple} to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt..." (Luke 18:9)

As Lisa notes, a frequent attitude of the politically-religious.

And as she notes, "Jesus' words say it all."

Bless you both !!