Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lenten Remembrance

Though it has been years since I have followed the Christian calendar, a good friend of mine is Christian and for her benefit I remember this season of Lent. I remember that a very good man was put to death for challenging the status quo. There have been many such people throughout time.

Here, the words of the radical prophet Jesus of Nazareth.

"Then, with the crowds listening, he turned to his disciples, and said, "Beware of these experts in religion, for they love to parade in dignified robes and to be bowed to by the people as they walk along the street. And how they love the seats of honor at the synagogues and the religious festivals!

But even while they are praying long prayers with great outward piety, they are are planning schemes to cheat widows out of their property. Therefore God's heaviest sentence awaits these men."

This is what we are repulsed by as Unitarians. This is no less Christian than Christianity.

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