After the most complicated and exhaustive biblical research projects (that includes the simplest word studies) the results have to be simple and final. Much of the insecurity surrounding the quest for peace and stability comes from keeping alive senseless and distracting clichés and maxims. Public legislation and the principles of the kingdom of God are never going to be married, and even with the demise of all the great powers on record and the decadence of the rising powers our leaders do not know when to quit.
Many shocking surprises
The number of public figures who are secretly racist, misogynist, or just plain corrupt is alarming. All the vacuous statements about patriotism, diversity and security do not amout to a spoonful of milk. The number of Canadians and Americans who have never renounced the bigotry learned from their parents is a crucial question. May you never have to deal with the fact that the spiritual leader of your faith community is a shallow, poorly educated bigot.
Showing off the locks and not the door
Apparently, shameful lying about what one has and knows does not register on the sensors of some holy individuals. God is not looking the other way while the supposedly guys scrape away the last layer of decency and intelligence and date to call their plagiarism and majoring in minors ‘excellence’. There is still a steady stream of definitions of God that stretch imagination of Christ’s disciples, fouling up the air with a chain of childish things and an unvarnished malice towards those for whom Christ died. When there is more prison and death than liberty and life on one’s mind quitting time cannot be far off.
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. Matthew 23:13-15