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The Gospel of Mitthew, Chapter 25

Mosaic, The Division of the Sheep and the Goats, the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy.…

The Sheep and the Goats.

31.  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32.  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33.  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35.  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36.  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37.  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38.  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39.  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40.  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41.  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42.  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43.  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44.  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45.  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46a.  But Lord, those on the left shall then protest… giving meat to the hungered, drink to the thirsty, lodging to the stranger, clothing to the naked, care to the sick and to the imprisoned… all of these things would have increased the Federal deficit, and that would have been immoral!

46b.  And then the King shall reply: Upon reflection, ye have a valid point.  Come, ye fiscally prudent, and Constitutionally observant, and enter into the mansions that I have prepared for ye in Heaven since the foundation of the world, and enjoy life eternal in the presence of my Father.  There, ye shall exult in your gardens, which are tended to unceasingly by more darkly complected undocumented angels, who toil for very low wages and for no benefits.


  1. Great to hear some King James English too.

    How did the Bible, whose main tenet is ‘love your neighbour’ become an excuse for ‘beggar thy neighbour’?

  2. Jjc2008

    progressive stuff to decompress.  Just got back from CURVES and surprised I did not stroke out as two women, one a retired teacher like myself, and one who works in the clerical division of the district were going on and on about how “those horrid poor people are causing all the problems for the middle class because they get everything…..and the middle class suffers because of the Feds giving stuff to the poor.”  I tried everything to explain to them how it was not the poor but the top 1% demanding more money, less taxes, less for everyone except them.

    But they would not hear of it.  The rich worked for their money don’t you know.

    Typical middle class, white women from this oh so conservative area.  Nothing would dissuade the.

    I finished my workout and left and walked home so saddened that ignorance dominates.  I suspect these women would defend the tea party and even be a part of it.  

    I had to let it go because I realized all the reason in the world does not work on people bound and determined to blame all those poor people on the troubles in the country.

    I have used Matthew 25 before but come to the realization people like this IGNORE whatever goes against their greed and blaming of the poor and go to church to be affirmed by the evangelical ministers of greed and hate.

  3. And why we must never cede the Christian or religious block to Republicans. No matter the argument the religious and ridiculously wealthy Right puts up, in a government made up OF THE PEOPLE, reflecting the best judgments and ideals OF THE PEOPLE,a solid foundation in “love thy neighbor” and Matthew 25 are essential (not merely a disclaimer on Sundays to repent for as millions upon millions starve, go hungry, or lose their homes).

    Getting this message across–and finding a way to do it that will cause it to sink in, reverberate and really shake the core of citizens–is the key to winging back states in the Midwest and South (Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas, Montana & Colorado all in play).

  4. HappyinVT

    Unfortunately my contribution is limited to mentioning the fabulous weather we are having this week.

  5. spacemanspiff

    … no idea what half of you peeps upthread are talking about. Good stuff. lol!

    I go to church when I want to sing and share a cool few hours with a few very (very) – can’t emphasis it enough- very happy people in those few hours. It’s always electric in a good baptist church. I do feel better when I leave and more at peace. I’ve mentioned before it could be a placebo effect and I don’t mind one bit.

    I’d rather go with the “complete and utter blind faith” on this one.

    The less I know the better.

    Am I a coward because I’d rather think some ghost in a spaceship is always there with me? Do I give a shit if anybody thinks I am? lol! (no, I don’t)

    I do have a problem with atheists who bash religion and Christianity specifically for the kicks of it. Live and let live, you know? It’s why I love to hang out with all these sinners on the Moose who are respectful towards me and my belief in my space ghost (my bff Jesus Christ).

    I love you too motherfuckers. See ya in hell!

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