Saturday, January 16, 2010

Great Moments in Fabric Literature, Vol X

This one is for Rush Limbaugh, who seems to have forgotten it:

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: 36 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungered, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink? 38 When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you? 39 Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came to you? 40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me.

41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungered, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungered, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 25 American King James Version

My parents are Roman Catholic, but our next door neighbor played the organ in the Baptist Church nearby, so on Sundays when we were kids we'd go to Sunday School with our neighbors. The Baptists were very nice and we always had juice and homemade cookies afterwards. They made us learn our Bible, so unlike Catholic kids, I know my New Testament. I was thinking of this part in particular the other night when Jon Stewart played what Rush Limbaugh said about Haiti. And all I can say is shame on him for saying that, thinking that and encouraging others to turn away from people in need.

5 comments:

cidell said...

Without a hint of irony, amen. I was just blown away by his comments. And by blown away I mean appalled.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard his comments, but if they are anything like a certain "Christian leader" who I'll not give any publicity to, it's for the better.

Anonymous said...

To add to my anonymous comment - I forgot to add - well said Mrs Hunting Creek - both this and the one just prior.

Karen said...

Halle-freaking-lujah. And let's add an Amen to that.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

What an ugly person he is, through and through. I hope he keeps talking, though, because eventually his big mouth will do him in.