They Know Not What They Do

Slobs make messes, Pigpens dust-up and dirty all they get near, humans squirt out “humanity” which touches fellow and foe.

Friends, ugly to me are the self serving cries-for-help of the complacent complainer and blamer of Peers and protégé’s.

Some Media-types favor the so-called “reality” stories over tales that end in harmony. They promote the spew of hatred. Outrage is a favorite theme.

After all,  news must be sold!

Proverbs 30:11-14  shares a progression:  “There is a generation that curse their father, and doth not bless their mother.
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.”

Yes, the pathway of pain and suffering resulting from an individual’s need to perpetuate more and more hatred, more and more blame, more and more misery — it snowballs into a devouring brawl which ends in grief and sorrow. Somehow, we know this end before we begin, yet, do it all the more.

On Good Friday,

the brawl reached fever pitch. Luke 23:18 Recorded shouting, “Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:”  Then Luke 23:21 “Crucify him, crucify him.”

Yes, the voices of men must cry louder and louder, the anger gets fiercer and fiercer, the need for release grows stronger and stronger.

But another voice pierces through time and eternity,

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

— its the voice of the victim crying out softly — the voice of Christ — the voice of God.

The reflection of God speaking to God, the man-representative-God appealing to the highest heaven — God — revealing the precise heart of Creator, Redeemer, Friend. — God the lover of Men, the forgiver of sin-hearts, the fixer of dispositions which know not what they do.

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

So, an age-old phenomena repeats itself again. Some find the holy invitation, acknowledge the need, receive the grace of redeeming. Others plow on, obstinate and determined, never hearing the voice, fueled of demons and some “media” helpers, driven through heightening levels of hatred and vindictiveness. These rage on, Their end is destruction.

Well, this is Good Friday 2021. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

However, “light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19

What are we to think? To do?

  1. I must keep Jesus’ words from the cross as a Beacon of Light to my mind and heart at all times. The battle lines are drawn right here.
  2.  If I slip from “Father forgive, they know not.” I have lost before I start.
  3.  To forgive and not accuse are the un-carnal weapons of our warfare.
  4. We, like Christ, wait to be gracious,. perhaps today is the “day of salvation” for one.

Lastly, we watch our blessed Savior, we watch Him die. Folks all of the embodiment of lie, hate, kill, destroy etc. resides in what we call “the old man.” We all have him too, we have him potentially still — and he must die — let him go.

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