Monday, January 02, 2006

On resolutions

Proofread, proofread, proofread. That's my advice if you plan to post your resolutions for all to see.

Consider Revka, whose first hope is:

#1. The elephants will slaughter the donkey's in '06.
#2. There will be such a loss in 06' by the dems that the liberals who call themselves republicans won't matter anymore.
...
#5. Whomever leaked to the times about our spying will be exposed and put in jail.


As for her resolutions?

#2. Spend more time in the bible


Now, what does the Bible teach us?

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.


Isaiah 11:6, which seems relevant to item 1 on her list.

And to be a better Christian (which I take to be the goal of her resolution), one might consider the commandment Jesus offers:

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another


John 13:35, as true today as it was then.

Wishing people prison time is hardly "loving thy neighbor," let alone turning the other cheek.

I hate, hate, hate, when people try to dress their virulent hatred up in religious terms. It's the worst sort of hypocrisy:

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.


Matthew 6:5.

Revka, it's a gospel of love. Give it a shot.