If it smells like a duck …and it walks like a duck, and looks and quacks like a duck; it is likely a duck.
“I very seldom post material which is explicitly focused and directly fixed within a spiritual bias, but this is a time which calls for just such an explicit exception …one which needs be launched and precisely delivered with an extreme sharp rebuke …(with …or) in one blow meant to the bringing down, toppling and bursting the shameless pride of the one known as …The Donald.”
Donald Trump, when I hear someone say; “…God bless America …;” it invariably calls to mind the passage of scripture found in Mathew five which contains what is known as …
5 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
And where there are blessings …I am given to understand that there is all manner of fruit …even as there is for all manner of cursings.
Luke 16:10 speaks of the difference between the just and the unjust in regard to a contrast’s consistency with a respect in keeping to both proportion and magnitude.
“…10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”
So, in this and out of consideration of all manner of fruit …both large and small …in the wake of Donald Trump’s brash comments, his lack of good judgement summarily also calls to mind a passage which logically follows closely in line with the Beatitudes.
Matthew 7:16-20King James Version (KJV)
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
So, when I hear both blessings and cursings come out of a man’s mouth; I take exception to one such as Trump when I hear him say; “God bless America.”
And consider this. Where then, does this disingenuous man come off if the fruit of The Donald’s heart comes NOT out …as blessings?
Me thinks that The Donald is not in control of his critical spirit.
Well then, if that is not the case, who do you think is…?
And if the Donald isn’t in control of his tongue, who or what is that is producing all this …this manner of such stinking corrupted fruit?
There is no ducking or covering up whatever which could ever hope to hide behind such as his flimsy excuses offer …for this sort of fruit’s manners is not becoming that of one whose character is fit to occupy the highest office of this land …not on a stage where fruit matters more than one man’s damned and inexcusable words.
Teaser Caricature of Donald Trump thanks to Donkeyhotey via Flickr