REAL REVOLUTIONARY

When (the Jewish leaders, sent by a centurion) came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, ‘He is worthy of having you do this for him, for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.’

RIGHT! What are you saying to me? You simpering, crawling excuses for leaders of my Father’s people! Sucking up to the oppressor, are we?! Which of the holy prophets ever told you to do that? Huh? Oh he built you a church did he? I’m telling you right now, not one stone of that church…well alright, there’s a slave in trouble here. I’ve come to set those guys free. Take me to this invader’s house.

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…but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed.

 

Oh, he wants me to do the miracle from here, does he? He doesn’t want me in his house, does he? He can’t even be bothered to pay me the respect of coming to tell me that himself! He’s disrespecting me and he’s disrespecting my Father who sent me. Not worthy to have me come under his roof! Ha! He’s seen that I’ve got some of my boys with me and he thinks I might take that roof down and free all the captives he’s hiding under it. Well my boys have been trying to get me off this non-violent protest thing, take up arms and show the oppressors exactly what the Messiah is for. Go back and tell your governor…

 

…‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’

 

The Real Revolutionary sees the man and the woman behind the masks of conformity and non-conformity. The Real Revolutionary comes in Peace.

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~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on May 26, 2016.

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