Things Never Change

26 Nov

The psalm appointed for last week was 123, which is only five verses long, but it read in part:

4 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy, *
for we have had more than enough of contempt,
5 Too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, *
and of the derision of the proud.

When I leaned over and muttered to The Squire that the psalmist must have been reading the news, the man behind us laughed out loud.

Today, the Old Testament lesson was from Ezekiel 34: 20-24

“Thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged.”

It seems the folks in power have always taken advantage of the “little people”. God wasn’t pleased about it then, and He isn’t too happy right now. If Pat Robertson wants to claim that certain natural disasters are God’s punishment, he needs to look no further than the daily paper.

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