A Parable for the Lenten Season

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Naylor Blasphemy

Coming from a Midwestern Protestant tradition, Lent never meant much to me.  That was something the Catholics observed.  They apparently saw it as an occasion to abstain from certain foods or pleasures.  Later I learned there was a deeper purpose, to repent from sin and consecrate oneself to God.  The season is not observed as special in Quaker tradition, where turning from evil and doing God’s Will are asked of us daily.  Nevertheless I am reminded of an historic parable beyond that found in the Gospels, one that continues to speak to me over the years.

The Sunday prior to Easter is called Palm Sunday.  It is meant to celebrate when Jesus entered into Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion.  It must have been a spectacular sight as people gathered and threw items of clothing and greenery on the path.  No doubt the site of Jesus riding into the city on…

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How many Quakers voted for this ? Check the voting record of those Reps you helped get elected to public office for the answer. How many vote for a Statist Government that takes the fruits of the working class labor at the point of a gun and uses it to fund the Military/Industrial Complex aka the war machine ? 21st century Quakers may talk the talk but they don’t walk the walk.

How many Quakers voted for this ? Check the voting record of those Reps you helped get elected to public office for the answer. How many vote for a…
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