Friday, October 27, 2017

“The two pillars of 'political correctness' are, a) willful ignorance, and b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth.”

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”  - Soren Kierkegaard: (1813 –1855 was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.)

Gospel Text: (LK 12:54-59)
Jesus said to the crowds,
"When you see a cloud rising in the west
you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does;
and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south
you say that it is going to be hot–and so it is.
You hypocrites!
You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky;
why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

"Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate,
make an effort to settle the matter on the way;
otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge,
and the judge hand you over to the constable,
and the constable throw you into prison.
I say to you, you will not be released
until you have paid the last penny."

Jesus is making a strong point here.  He seems to be trying to get the crowds to realize that something is happening NOW and they just don’t seem to get it.  I truly wonder how Jesus would deal with us in our times if He was trying to tell us the Kingdom of God is at hand.  Could He get us to put down our electronic devices long enough to even recognize His presence much less the significance of His words and deeds?  Could He interrupt the constant repetition of “Breaking News”?  And could He even hope to distract us from the morning tweets?

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