Saturday, January 8, 2011
U.S. House of Representatives Mucks Up Its Empty Gesture
Link to January 6 AP story in the Charlotte Observer, "Historic reading of Constitution sees House tussle".
Excerpt: Republicans made history Thursday by staging the first-ever reading of the entire Constitution on the House floor. But that record may come with an asterisk: Democrats asked why original sections that later were amended, including references to slaves, were left out of the recital, and lawmakers initially did not catch that a couple of key paragraphs were omitted when two pages got stuck together.
Jesus' advice on how to pray seems appropriate to a reading of the Constitution.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 5: 5-6.)