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0 Witch Hunts

191 criminal charges.
100’s interviewed.
100 tapes recovered from Cohen.
40 days in jail for Manafort.
35 defendants.
30 days in prison for van der Zwaan.
5 guilty pleas.
1 Russian spy in custody.
1 Putin puppet.
0 witch hunts.

Our “stable genius” might know lots of words, even the best words, as he is fond of telling us. But what he blatantly doesn’t know is the definition of meaning of most of them. As this tweet of Scott Dworkin illustrates, there are no witch hunts.  The proper term for what is happening is called the rule of law.

good people

Since the Republicans in Congress continue to defend this racist, traitorous, lying piece of human garbage, they need to be held accountable. If they refuse to protect our nation they all deserve the full wrath of the electorate. Not a one of them should be allowed another term in office.

All his supporters need to be in the same prison he should be in. He is guilty of treason…and so are they for defending him.

Lord of the Lies

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The #BLOTUS, our Liar-in-Chief, is a racist, Putin Wannabe, or he is a victim of blackmail. Either way, he needs to be impeached yesterday. Most crime families end up in prison. Should this one be any different?

Jesus said what?

I don’t think Jesus really said that. At least. I cannot find it anywhere in the four gospels with which I am familiar.

But what I do find is a clear and direct mandate for all followers of Christ to treat everyone we meet, especially the poor, the hungry, and the rejected, as if they are the Christ. I read straightforward and unambiguous commands by Jesus for his disciples to feed the hungry, visit those in prison and to help those in need.

The only thing needed to reach out to help the poor is to love one another just as Christ loves us.

“how dare you defraud the Lord?

“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
John Wesley

The founder of Methodism was plain spoken. No one ever was confused about where Wesley stood on an issue. And from his earliest ministry Wesley stood alongside those whom Jesus identified as the “least of these,” the poor, the hungry, the widow and orphan, the stranger, the one in prison.

And John Wesley never shied away from talking about money, either. These words, first uttered in the 18th century, need to be taken to heart by all of us who call ourselves Christians today.

Our stewardship of the bountiful resources entrusted to us is critical to the depth of our discipleship. The acquisition and hording of great wealth is morally indefensible. Hording more, spending more for other than necessities in a world where 25,000 of our family die every day from hunger can not be justified.

Wesley is right. How dare we defraud our Lord by applying His gifts for any other purpose than feed those who are starving?

recognizing the voice of Jesus

Father, This morning, the cries of the hungry are overwhelming. This morning, the cries of the politically and economically exploited are overwhelming. This morning, the cries of those in prison and under torture are overwhelming. This morning, the cries of parents who know that their children are doomed to stunted and warped lives are overwhelming.

Help us, most merciful God, to hear the voice of Your Son in all of these cries. Help us to recognize the cries we hear as calls to faithfulness and deeper discipleship. Grant us the wisdom to respond to all these cries with grace and compassion, and grant us the power of the Holy Spirit to respond to these cries with both justice and mercy. Amen