Hard Days for the truth

Run all of you back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if all of you can find a man, if there be any that executes judgment, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.

Jeremiah 5:1

Do we credit ourselves with recognizing the just man or the truth teller in 2019? The hundreds of convictions overturned in Canada and the United States may shock us if we have been part of the culture of privilege. Criminals are in charge of armies, the administration of justice, the jailing and murder of Black and First Nations people. Look at Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell and you will see shameless corruption. Listen carefully to your pastor, rabbi, or imam, and you will see bias, incredible corruption and dangerously empty cisterns.

The travesty of sworn statements and oaths of office in 2019 pales in the presence of Christ’s trial by the Jewish high court. The certainty of mistakes in the administration of justice is no reason for us to stop expecting police to stop closing their eyes to sworn statements, to stop covering up racial profiling, to end trashing the poor, and to give up trying to merge morality into civic policy. Do we not know that faith and love are not the treasures of government anywhere on the planet? Are they not lacking in the sacred places.

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