8710What would Jesus do?
- Jul 27, 2014
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As the slaughter continues in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, it seems diplomacy and prayer are unable to meet the demands of common humanity.
At such times, even those who are not especially religious might be moved to ask, “What would Jesus do?”
And as Pope Francis spoke to the multitude on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, he came as close to answering that question as he or anyone else is likely to come.
[Dobbies says: That's strange. Francis should expect war. Jesus said there would be war and rumors of war.]
Jesus wept when he saw the tears of the women in his family lamenting the death of his friend Lazarus before, finally, he brought Lazarus back from the grave.
[Dobbie says: Jesus didn't weep, and had no call to weep. Fact is, it says--
John 11:4 But when Jesus heard about [Lazaurs] he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” ...
11 Then he said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.” ...
33 When Jesus saw [Lazarus' sister] weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled.
34 “Where have you put him?” he asked them.]
Jesus wept as well when he approached Jerusalem, knowing that the people he had worked so hard to inspire and protect would betray him and crucify him: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!”
[Dobbie says: Jesus didn't weep then, either. If anything, he was angry when he spoke. Matthew 23 and Luke 13.
That Christian doesn't know what he's talking about.]