This time of denial ranks with the darkest hours of the western world, both ancient and modern. Forgive me, please, for saying that the movements of today’s world-ruling powers are not more sinister than those of the third millennium. Hostilities between Israel and Syria, and Israel and Judah and the Moabites dominated the news. We are grateful to be able to see that humanity has changed little. We cannot miss the bad things like knees on the neck that the law – sacred or secular- does because they are the signature of the powerhouses including the white house.
Military operations against civilians
Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
Next on the agenda is a violent campaign by bigots, maverick politicians and corrupt generals. Political power using the military against civilians is not new. They will soon thereafter plead for the cover of the rocks and mountains. How bad can if get?
A time of reckoningRevelation of John 6:15-16
15. Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16. and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;