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Lectionary

The Crucible.

Back in the Paleolithic era, when Muldoon was the Prime Minister of NZ, (and he could name the people who were unemployed, for there were employers of last resort) I was in my high school play: a version of the Crucible. At the time I thought that witch trials were historical, and show trials were left behind with Stalin.

I was wrong. The current situation is that there are witch hunts: indeed, like Beria, the left now think that they can find a crime in any man. Justice is now merely weaponized power.

So today we have a scripture for these Somali Justice Warriors. The courts are not always amenable. You can lose when your accusations are clearly false and ridiculous.

 

And those who love truth will rejoice.

12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews[a] made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, 13 saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.” 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint. 15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.” 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. 17 And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.

18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers[b] and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined. 21 But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.

22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. 23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit,[c] he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

Note that the church was left in peace. Because it loved truth, it grew. We have the emergence of Apollos, who was an erudite preacher, encouraging the brothers. Paul is building up the churches he founded. Nothing dramatic is happening, but life goes on.

We should pray for such boring times. That we will not be bought to the test. Because that is not what the left are doing. And their tactics will lead to pushback.

The Kavanagh case is an example. Cannot find anything wrong in his adult life: find a schoolmate to accuse him of stuff before the age of responsibility.

My little boy is so precious to me. He’s sweet and loving and loud and crazy. He eats dirt. He’s MUCH different than his sisters in his aggressive and fierce expression of love for “his girls,” as he calls us. Male affection is just different and it’s been that way from the beginning. Perhaps that’s why mothers and sons have a special bond.

Mothers of sons everywhere should be terrified by the constant destruction of men by duplicitous, lying women and an overzealous and political Senate confirmation process. All a scheming broad has to do these days is claim that your son touched her inappropriately more than two decades ago and she can derail his career. Worse, if your son ever happens to end up in front of the Senate, U.S. senators may drive his wife to suicide. The Senate confirmation hearing for Miguel Estrada, a Bush choice, was so stressful that Estrada’s wife had a miscarriage, developed a drinking problem, and overdosed on pills and died,

Megan Fox

The authorities will not always be amenable to the current neuroses of the left. The social media platforms are interfering overmuch with political discourse: they can expect antitrust actions in the USA, as has happened in the EU.

The courts will be destacked of activists and restacked with those who want to follow the laws as written.

Never, therefore, rely on a court. You don’t know who you are going to get, or how dyspeptic they are. Live quietly. Boredom si good, for it allows the spirit to turn to God, and shun debauchery and ungodliness.

And may there be revival, and the current coterie of political activists repent.

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