Saturday, January 21, 2012

This man....

In an age of burgeoning enlightenment, came this man....

Some thought him criminal for advocating free health care!  It seemed appropriate to him to see the poor given their health just as the rich seemed to have it, yet those within the social power structure thought this criminal and seditious.

He advocated programs to feed people when food was hard to find.  In an age where people were ever more encouraged to find their own food, to take care of themselves rather than rely on the administration, this man spoke out that they should be fed.

He clearly stated that people should pay their taxes.

He sought to amend the laws regarding our bondage to old archaic laws on sexuality, food, employment, clothing and socialization.

He demanded a change in the monetary system and encouraged people to look upon the lowest of foreign neighbors as worthwhile.

Who was this man who advocated food programs, health care, tax collection, and would take the hand of the "lowest" person despite arguments from the Conservative Elite and Rich?

No.  Come on!  Not even close!

So, tell me again why This Man's "followers"
 would be so against these very things???

Ok, I take some liberties here, but you get my point.


Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,

Oldtestamentariens don't really believe in the messages of Jesus.

For a great part of "Followers" it is just easier to swim downstream than upstream, especially in stormy waters.

Look at the man, who once said:
"Yes we can."

hugs all around and to Randy:
<3 miles

randy said...

Hi Miles;
I spoke with a friend today about that very thing. I told him about a preacher who was pounding the pulpit about "the laws" and how this violated that law and that violated another.... and I said to myself "I'm not Jewish"... ie, not under "the law".
My friend told me similar, that such people fail to realize that in Christianity, the law is not really applicable... and that's not the word I want, but??? The interesting thing is that for a Christian, the law is met in Christ. If a person wishes to live by the law, then, he is to live by the WHOLE law, not cherry-pick those laws that meet his/her approval.
I guess I'm saying that there are a lot of people a bit confused.
I have great hope that one day we will get a leader who is able to lead. Look at FDR for America... the changes he made in the country were because he was able to get a congress to allow him to lead. That's what we need. Leadership. Not obstruction.

Thank you for coming Miles. You are in my thoughts every day.