I came across this today and felt like posting it, particuuarly as our country continues in its warring posture and stands on the precipice of another engagement.
We call a poor man “Lord” and in his name determine friends and enemies on the basis of who has oil for us.
We call “Lord” a man who told us to love our enemies but in his name make enemies to promote our values.
We call a peaceful man “Lord” and then favor those who divide in order to conquer.
We call “Lord” the one who gave us a vision for life that will not succumb to broken realities and we chose instead to use pragmatic justifications.
Why do we call him “Lord” and not do as he says?
Yoder's, The Priestly Kingdom, 195. (HT - Jesus Creed)
Christ have mercy...