There’s a sense in which “you” could say this is a a continuation of my Blog Post on March “A Bad Prayer?”…
Sooo this is not going to be the mosst original piece I you’ll see, but its been a while since I have seen one online in the last couple of years on the following Text
Matthew 25:41-46 (The Message)
41-43″Then he will turn to the ‘goats,’ the ones on his left, and say, ‘Get out, worthless goats! You’re good for nothing but the fires of hell. And why? Because—
I was hungry and you gave me no meal,
I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
I was homeless and you gave me no bed,
I was shivering and you gave me no clothes,
Sick and in prison, and you never visited.’
44″Then those ‘goats’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or homeless or shivering or sick or in prison and didn’t help?’
45″He will answer them, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you failed to do one of these things to someone who was being overlooked or ignored, that was me—you failed to do it to me.’
46″Then those ‘goats’ will be herded to their eternal doom, but the ‘sheep’ to their eternal reward.”
I read this text, and these days I hear the “goats” in the words and actions of America’s Conservatives, the voives of the Republican Party, the voices of those who say they are part of the Tea Party movement.
I know that sounds judgemental to some, heck, it sounds a bit judgemental to me.
But on the other hand, who is that wants to slash cut and burn every program that might help those in ndeed, while doing eveything in their power to give every possible befefut, subsidy, and tac break to the richest Americans?
What would Jesus say these days in America? And how would they respond to Him?
I lost my Job, because you gave corporations incentives to move my job overseas, to downsize, make worjers do twice the work at at leasr a third less pay
Well what did you expect, you didn’t contribute anything valuable to society!
I was sick, and had no access to healthcare. And even if I were lucky enough to buy insurance, my insurance company dropped for pre-existing illness or no reason at all.
Surely you didn’t expect ME to do anything about that? You should have taken responsibilty for Yourself. Or found a church or charity to help you out.
I was, hungry, without proper clothing, homeless…..
Oh quit whining, in America, You could have pulled yourself up by you sandal-straps,
I was in prison…
Well there you go!1 A lazy crininal bum. How is that my fault?
Look, Jesus, I don’t know Who you Think you are, but I was a good Christian. I took the Bible literally – except those obviously liberal/socialist bits about “loving my neighbor” – and wasn’t a homosexual or have an abortion…
Wait, what’s that smell, what all that scrreaming and crying…..
“You shall not watch your neighbour’s ox or sheep straying away and ignore them; you shall take them back to their owner. If the owner does not reside near you or you do not know who the owner is, you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall remain with you until the owner claims it; then you shall return it.”
– Deuteronomy 22:1-2
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