Friday, November 9, 2018

Hang Him High

Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there.  He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, "Take these out of here, and stop making my Father's house a marketplace."

How we would love to drive out with a whip of cords those making the Capital a marketplace with votes to buy – not doves.   The only way to drive them out is through votes with the hope that new congressmen and women can overturn and turn the tables on those seeking power to serve their self-interests.

We know the money exchangers have been in Congress perhaps since its establishment – exchange of money for votes.  Men and women of integrity who refuse to compromise that integrity sometimes seem few and far between. 

The mid-term elections are over.   We hope for the best.  One wonders if Jesus would have been elected if he had been a candidate.  We suspect he would have made a good Congressman.

If so, and if he were in Congress today, we’re glad there’s no crossbeam on the Washington Monument.   Some of his colleagues and lobbyists would want to hang him high.

Deacon David Pierce

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