One Nation Under God? Maybe Not. There Will Be a Test.

One Nation Under God? Maybe Not. There Will Be a Test. July 4, 2020

Truer Than the Red, White and Blue

Sheep or goat, allegiance or not to the need?
Pixabay / Public Domain.

 

“When the Son of man comes in his glory,

and all the angels with him,

then he will sit on his glorious throne.

Before him will be gathered all the NATIONS,

and he will separate them one from another

as a shepherd separates the SHEEP from the GOATS,

and he will place the SHEEP at his right hand,

but the GOATS at the left.

Then the King will say to those at his right hand,

‘Come, O BLESSED of my FATHER,

inherit the KINGDOM prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

for I was hungry and YOU GAVE ME FOOD,

I was thirsty and YOU GAVE ME DRINK,

I was a stranger and YOU WELCOMED ME,

I was naked and YOU CLOTHED ME,

I was sick and YOU VISITED ME,

I was in prison and YOU CAME TO ME.

Truly, I say to you,

AS YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN,

YOU DID IT TO ME.’

Then he will say to those at his left hand,

‘Depart from me, you CURSED,

into the ETERNAL FIRE prepared for the DEVIL and his angels;

for I was hungry and YOU GAVE ME NO FOOD,

I was thirsty and YOU GAVE ME NO DRINK,

I was a stranger and YOU DID NOT WELCOME ME,

naked and YOU DID NOT CLOTHE ME,

sick and in prison and YOU DID NOT VISIT ME.’

Truly, I say to you,

AS YOU DID IT NOT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE,

YOU DID IT NOT TO ME.’

And they will go away into ETERNAL PUNISHMENT,

but the righteous into ETERNAL LIFE.”

From Chapter 25 of the Holy Gospel According to Matthew

 

 

Let your deeds show that you pledge allegiance to those who are hungry, thirsty, strangers, naked, sick, in prison and to the King for whom they stand, one Christ Jesus, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

 

Turn. Love. Repeat.

Turn. Love. Repeat.

 


 

Dear Readers of “Turn. Love. Repeat.”

California where I reside had a new law go into effect on January 1, 2020. California Assembly Bill 5 forbids freelance writers, editors and photographers from providing more than 34 content submissions to a media organization per year unless the organization hires the freelancer as a salaried employee. Patheos is a media organization, and I am a freelancer. So now I must limit my posts to 34 per year, or 1 post about every 10 days.

So as not to exceed my legal limit, between my postings here at Patheos I will publish my “extra” pieces at my personal blog, Monk Notes.

 

 


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