That’s a really important point, particularly when our ‘ruling class’ uses the law to legitimize actions that are anything but right. Consider it like this. Congress can pass a law tomorrow that says the sky is red. From then onward, it’ll be legal to say that the sky is red. It can even be declared illegal to say that the sky is anything but red. Nevertheless, the sky won’t actually be red. The law may declare it so, but the law is visibly, demonstrably, empirically wrong. The same applies to many things that are legal, but are not right by any mainstream moral or ethical standard. To name just a few:
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
A lot of people believe that Christians and Republicans do not believe in equal opportunity, but we do.
The outcome of those opportunities are different however. Someone with a natural talent, who works hard and studies hard deserves a better outcome in life then someone who hardly bothers to show up.
“Wealth, Poverty and Politics” does not accept inequality of opportunity. Instead, it reports such things as children raised in low-income families usually not being spoken to nearly as often as children raised in high-income families. The conclusion: “It is painful to contemplate what that means cumulatively over the years, as poor children are handicapped from their earliest childhood.” Even if all the doors of opportunity are wide open, children raised with great amounts of parental care and attention are far more likely to be able to walk through those doors than children who have received much less attention. Why else do conscientious parents invest so much time and effort in raising their children? This is so obvious that you would have to be an intellectual to able to misconstrue it. Yet many among the intelligentsia equate differences in outcomes with differences in opportunity.
Tomorrow is St Matthew’s Day
While I am not a Catholic, we do need honor those Christians who came before us. If you observe St. Matthew’s day in any way feel free to tell me about it in the comment section
History The feast day for St. Matthew celebrates the life of Jesus’ disciple who wrote the Gospel of Matthew, one of the four gospels in the New Testament that tells stories of Jesus Christ. St. Matthew, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, was born in Galilee, the son of Alpheus (Mark 2:14). His original name was Levi until Jesus changed it to Matthew. He is primarily mentioned in the Gospels in lists of the disciples, except in the Gospel of Matthew, which tells the story of his conversion (Matthew 9:9).
When you find your definitions in God, you find the very purpose for which you were created. Put your hand into God’s hand, know His absolutes, demonstrate His love, present His truth, and the message of redemption and transformation will take hold.
One cannot even skim through the New Testament without quickly discovering that suffering is a major part of being a disciple of Christ; indeed, every book of the New Testament except one, references suffering for the follower of Christ.
Christianity is either true for everyone, even those who do not believe
Or it is totally false. It isn’t about our opinions, it is about Christ.