Sacrifice instead of love and justice…

Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers. Simon Sinek

Meditation: Last night CNN interviewed two older white men from a rural area in Kentucky. Both voted for Trump. Both are extremely sick and “Obama care” gave them health insurance for the first time in many years. They knew Trump would change the Affordable Care Act. Trump promised them to repeal the current health insurance plan and replace it with something “even better”. The two men voted for the new president who sacrifices the people to save the numbers for defense spending, for making the rich richer and for building walls. The two men know what is coming. They know that if congress approves the new health care law today, they will lose their insurance. The one man with oxygen lines in his nostrils said: “It will be a slow dying”. I heard his heroic dying language as the misguided glorification of sacrifice implying that it is better to die under a white despot than live under the health care of a black president? What crazy and insane idolatry of sacrifice!

Prayer: God, strengthen the backbones of the dissenters in congress today. Do not allow bullying tactics and money threats to overcome what is right and just for millions of people. The coverage of millions of people who needed and received healthcare is being sacrificed on the altar of nationalist capitalism that only serves a few. God, you want love not sacrifice. The hastily put together “offerings” of health insurance for some but not all are unjust and do not know You. You always care for the “least of them”. God have mercy. Amen

“I don’t want your sacrifices—I want your love; I don’t want your offerings—I want you to know me. Hosea 6:6

 

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