Friday, April 9, 2010

Two Great Evils: Using One Tragedy to Distract us from Another

I should be asleep right now and I know that I'm going to regret not going to bed earlier at 2 am when Sadie can't sleep (she's been sick the last few days and has been having a real problem sleeping between 2 am and 6 am). Yet instead of sleeping I've been surfing the internet. I was looking for a different verse (Matthew 16) for a blog post I've been thinking about writing, when I was struck by these words. I've read them many times, but tonight, in light of the recent attacks on the Church (and particularly the Pope) they stood out.
Matthew 10: 16-34

Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.

And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come.

The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?

Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows.

Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword…

The guilty should be punished. Yet instead of seeking justice, the media in the US, led by the New York Times, is making a great tragedy (the abuse of children) even greater by deceiving the public in an attempt to slander innocent men. I firmly believe this is all being done in an attempt to distract the public from the very unpopular healthcare bill that just past and the other great tragedy that is taking place and that can not be forgotten: that the bill will absolutely pay for the slaughter of innocent, unborn children.

That's why after 30 years these stories suddenly seem so urgent to the mainstream media and have to take up a large portion of the nightly news (which otherwise would be devoted to the unrest caused by the bill). It's also why they've ignored all the positive statistics and stories about the work that has been done to protect innocent children. They are using the abuse of children to ensure that more life's will be destroyed.

I can't think of many things that are more evil in this world.

There are people in this world who will do absolutely anything to ensure that the evil "rights" that have flourished in the U.S. in the past decades will remain untouched. And since they don't care about murdering babies I guess we shouldn't be surprised that they don't have a problem slandering innocent men in an attempt to discredit them.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love comments and I read every single comment that comes in (and I try to respond when the little ones aren't distracting me to the point that it's impossible!). Please show kindness to each other and our family in the comment box. After all, we're all real people on the other side of the screen!