This Sunday in pulpits ears were burned with righteous anger.
There are an array of monsters that frighten us. Look at the world around perpetually threatened by war, famine, disease, death, destruction, chaos, child abuse, sexual violence, poverty, hunger, financial terrorism. The list of global triggers for our fears is seemingly endless.
Even in our daily lives away from the headlines and fantasy violence of our screens we cannot escape the emotional violence of our lives.
Yet in spite of these many personal and global devils we must suspend belief. As the winter solstice approaches and a new year dawns, none of this matters.
Save thy righteous anger not for the Den of Vipers who foul their deeds with sanctimonious hearts or the Den of Vipers that preyed upon children and created a web of shadows. No. Save thy righteous anger for this government. We condemn them not for crushing the poor and infirm but for making a mockery of institutionalised servitude by allowing Gay Penguins to get Married.
"A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain [Gay] Samaritan, as he travelled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.' Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbour to him who fell among the robbers?"He said, "He who showed mercy on him. — Luke 10:30–37, World English Bible