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Thursday, January 16, 2020



Mark 12:14-15 J.B. Phillips New Testament 

A test question

13-15a Later they sent some of the Pharisees and some of the Herod-party to trap him [Jesus] in an argument. They came up and said to him, “Master, we know that you are an honest man and that you are not swayed by men’s opinion of you. Obviously you don’t care for human approval but teach the way of God with the strictest regard for truth—


Guess what, the questioners of Jesus laid it on thick.  It is an old story that those who kiss your ass until it glows scarlet will only be too pleased to shaft your heart the next half-second.

My modest proposal—those congressmen in Washington sporting immaculately clean blue business suites should at this critical moment immediately strip down and shamefully cover themselves with an odorous assortment of tattered rags picked up gratis in the alley behind  a thrift store.