What Would Jesus Do?

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That is the question corrupted Congresscritter Charles Rangel (D-NY) asks when it comes to the debt ceiling debate. He doesn’t know exactly what Jesus would say about the debt crisis, but he thinks religious leaders should be a part of the conversation.

It is a moral question. So I am surprised that we don’t hear from the rabbis and the priests and the ministers and the imams. This is their business, not just politicians’,” he told Fox News on Sunday.

Two days earlier, Rangel held a news conference where he asked “What would Jesus do” about the debt problem He called on religious leaders to speak up on the Medicare and Social Security cuts Republicans want to make, which would hit the elderly and the poor the hardest.

Rangel insists, “If the sky, the economic sky was to fall the very rich in this country would not feel any pain at all.” But when pressed on exactly what that higher power would say about America’s money problems, he replied “I don’t know what Jesus or Moses or anyone would say. But, the issues are so morally clear…we are our brothers keepers.

Rangel summed up his argument by saying, “You know all of this is biblical… If you read your bibles and you read the spiritual scriptures you will see that clearly that Jesus would have something to say about this debate.”

This is ironic coming from a man who was found guilty by the House panel of 11 ethics violations. I’m pretty sure Jesus would advise Rangel live to a higher standard.  And I’m pretty sure Jesus would advise our lawmakers to be more fiscally responsible and get our national debt (at over $14 TRILLION) under control.

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5 responses to “What Would Jesus Do?

  1. Luke 18:22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.

    Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

    Matthew 25:34-45
    “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
    “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
    “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
    “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
    “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
    “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another
    Jesus would have us provide for all the needs of the elderly, poor, sick, disabled, and expect nothing in return. The only reason God blesses us financially is that we can in turn be a blessing to those in need.

     
  2. If Jesus kicked the money lenders out of the temple, I’m pretty sure he’d do something about Rangel trying to imply reckless debt spending is a Godly thing.

     
  3. Jesus would have one look, scratch his head and say:”I’m outa here”.

     
  4. lowtechgrannie

    Jesus would have told old Charlie R. to sell what he had and give the money to the poor. I’m sure Rangel is well aware of that story. If he’s not prepared to do it himself as an example, he shouldn’t be asking anyone else to do it.

    What would Jesus do? He’d call Rangel a hypocrit and a “whited sepulchre” which, of course, is exactly what he is!

     
    • Good point, Grannie! I will remember that the next time some lib lectures to me about “social justice.” My reply will be: “You go first!” LOL

       

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