Greetings on this the Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1 TM 3:14-16; PS 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; LK 7:31-35
Sign of the Times
Usually I do not write in the middle of the week.
Yesterday’s testimony from the congressional hearings urges a dialog. Corey Lewandowski says,
I have no obligation to speak truthfully.
Those of you who support the President will come quickly to his aid and protest the trim of his statement.
To which I reply, you have been selectively trimming the teachings of Jesus Christ for years now and suddenly you have a problem with selective quotes?
You should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth. 1 TIM 3:15b
Lewandowski went on to say:
- to the Press Lewandowski has no obligation to tell the truth (the fourth estate enshrined in the constitution);
- but under oath Lewandowski tells the truth or the conditions under which he was truthful (immunity);
- but today Lewandowski refuse to tell the truth because the President exerts an imaginary Executive Privilege in regards to Lewandowski conversations with President Trump (campaign strategy is not under any such protections nor is any criminal actions or plans).
Such difficult and twisted logic!
They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another LK 7:32
This Administration and his friends are deliberately misleading the public, you.
We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep. Lk 7:32b
Simply, truth is unimportant to them. Trust is not a factor in their thinking, their actions, and their performance as public servants.
When it is time to Dance – you refuse. When it is time to sin a Dirge – you don’t care.
Do you need examples? Do you really need examples?
Wisdom will be Vindicated
Jesus reminds us that wisdom is vindicated by all her children LK 7:35.
John the Baptizer called us to repentance for how we think, what we do and what the performance of public servants should be.
Read Luke 3:10-14. It’s pretty clear.
Jesus called us to re-imagine what it means to Love God.
Wisdom, the presence of the Holy Spirit, vindicates and illuminates. The list, the very long list, of those who would lie and deflect on behalf and in deference to the President will find the burning light of Christ bringing to light their thinking, actions and performance.
Peace be with you,