Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sibilant Silence

In reading the Chronological Bible, the readings for February 22 deal with the offerings for sin. The offerings are for those who sin out of ignorance or heedlessness. Then there is a detailed list of the sins.

And the first sin is if a person does not speak up when he hears a public charge to testify to something he has heard or knows about. That person is responsible.

We have sat silently by as our country has sunk lower and lower into the depths of degradation and shame with regard to moral behavior. We tolerate behavior that God calls abomination and murder because we like to avoid confrontation.

I hear the satisfied hiss of a serpent in our silence.

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