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Wasting time

Follow the bouncing links, right? After I had deliberately passed on reading this NYT article, I was sent back by this Michael Bérubé note to look at this inspirational photo, which I’m certainly nominating for the Jesus of the Week. Oddly enough, I could swear that the fellow about to put his hand in the hand of the man from Galilee is Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.

Caption contest? “Well, I’ll have to tell the Pope we’re ditching the Pillsbury account.”



As for that inspirational photo... and the proverb, well... the mix of Old and New Testament itches at me, but it does match up to what I know of Amway/Quixtar and the Christian evangelical churches in the U.S.

But I rather prefer:
(Prov 19:17 NIV) He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.

(Prov 22:9 NIV) A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

(Prov 30:7-9 NIV) "Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: {8} Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. {9} Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

(1 John 3:16-17 NIV) This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. {17} If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?

(Mat 6:24-34 NIV) "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

from a googled page on giving and tithing

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