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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Corruption in Government and Religion Continues - 9 Apr 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Corruption in Government and Religion Continues
By Mary T. Hoffman

 Who is this Man who dares to break
tradition’s hold on all that’s dear
to crafty despots, those who make
the masses cower in fear?

They call Him Jesus and the Lord;
the masses follow Him, you see.
We rulers hardly can afford
to let Him walk around so free.

The masses line His path with palms,
they cry Hosanna to the sky,
they sing their hymns and ancient psalms.
The time draws near for Him to die.

We’ll make up lies to smear His Name.
There’s one solution: He must die!
Accuse, we must, and bring to shame
this Man whom we must crucify!

The fickle masses cringe and cower.
They turn against the One who’s True.
They listen to the ones in power.
The Godly ones are all too few.

Yesterday, I was thinking about Palm Sunday when the following passage from the Bible (Jeremiah 5:31) popped into my mind:

Jeremiah 5:31

31. The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

(New American Standard Bible)

As the old saying goes: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Since the time of Jesus, we’ve had 2,000 years of government corruption. The same sort is in power, but now they use Jesus in their schemes to get the masses to do their bidding. Christianity has indeed been hi-jacked. They pretended to be “religious” then and they pretend to be “religious” now. They killed the Prince of Peace and to this day they continue to fight against His Peace. They have made “peace” a bad word, and vilify those who are for peace. And they have the gall to call themselves “Christians.” A child (who has not been brain-washed) would be able to see through their “clever” (as in satanic, diabolical, evil, and anti-Christian) manipulations.

They speculate about who the anti-Christ might be while completely ignoring the fact that their own leaders qualify for that title. They lead the naive and fearful by fear tactics that work over and over again. (The Bible says that fear is the opposite of love.) How these arrogant leaders must laugh behind their backs as they rake in their ill-gotten gains!

Unfortunately, as God said through Jeremiah approximately 2600 years ago, “And My people love it so!”

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