Friday, September 28, 2007

Two Funerals and a Wedding Feast

Worthy are you to receive the scroll

and to break open its seals,
for you are slain and with your blood
you purchased for God
those from every tribe and tongue,
and nation.
You made them a kingdom
and priests for our God,

and they will reign on earth."
-- Revelation 5,9-10

1 comment:

Athos said...

And speaking of contrast and compare, do so with the pericope of the woman taking in adultery and brought by mob to Jesus to this.

Chivalry would demand stepping - via the Gospel mandate, and so clearly absent in the pharisaical world of Islam - into the sacred precinct of the victim; STANDING UP for and with the victim.

And, if one sees a bully approaching, one should not neglect charity and neglect the ones the bully is taking aim at...