Sunday, May 15, 2011

Overheard at Table 5: The Ten Commandments in New Orleans

Been bothering me for awhile now.

What's that?

Something our pastor mentioned during one sunday school, where he wondered if there would have been any looting in New Orleans if the schools had had the Ten Commandments displayed at the entrance.

It's not what's written on the front of a building, it's what's written in your heart that matters.

That's kind of what I've been thinking.

I mean, dang, they could have had Thou Shalt Not Steal tattooed on their foreheads from the time they were little babies, and that wouldn't have made a difference. Likewise, the white mobs who took up guns and started shooting black indescriminately, well, why aren't we asking why they didn't have the Sermon on the Mount memorized or branded on their skin?

I don't know.

I'd like to ask your preacher that.

Well, we've got another class next Sunday morning.

I think I'd like to be there.

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