Nov 9, 2011

Binary thought in a Trinitarian reality.

Some Liberals and Conservatives* got together to test him, and they asked him to show them his spiritual credentials. He replied, "At dusk you say, ‘The sky is red; it’ll be fair,’ and at dawn you say, ‘The sky is red and darkening; it’ll rain today.’ You are able to read the clouds but not the signs of the times. A mean and faithless generation asks a sign from me, and the only sign it will get is that of Jonah." So he turned his back on them and left.

When the students went across with him, they forgot to take bread. Jesus said to them, "Now let me warn you to stay away from the yeast of the Liberals and Conservatives." They tried to figure that one out themselves, and decided he had said it because they had no bread. When Jesus found out about it, he said, "Why was it, baby-faiths, that you were hashing over the fact that you have no bread? Haven’t you caught on yet? Don’t you remember the five boxes of crackers of the five thousand and how many basketsful of leftovers you had? Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many basketsful you had left over? Well, why can’t you get it through your heads that I wasn’t speaking to you about bread? Rather, I told you to stay away from the yeast of the Liberals and Conservatives." Then it soaked in that he had not warned of the bread yeast, but of the teachings of the Liberals and Conservatives.

* Originally "Protestants and Catholics".

- Source: Matt's 16, from one to twelve.

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