Justice needed

Saturday November 10th, Luke 6: 31-34 "Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal? Garden-variety sinners do that. If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that's charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that. The Holocaust museum in Jerusalem is wonderfully put together and does a remarkable job of walking you through the rise of Nazism and how, step by step, human rights were denied, resources controlled, the Jewish people were segregated in to closed areas and on and on until the horrific murder of more than six million children of God. Not far from there is Bethlehem which is segregated with a 25 foot high cement wall topped with concertina wire (paid for by the US) and surrounded by armed guards. Olive orchards have been taken away, water is turned on for 2 hours a week, sometimes, laws in place to make it illegal for any Palestinian to dig a well, voting rights denied, 65% unemployment and people not allowed to pass to get to work on a regular basis, and hatred brewing. How do you want to be treated? Grab the initiative and go out and do it for others.


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