Luke 20:27-38 – The 25th Sunday after Pentecost – for Sunday, November 6, 2016
“Some Sadducees, who deny that there’s a resurrection, came to Jesus and asked . . .” (Luke 20:27)
For a moment, forget those ancient religious leaders and their long-ago queries. I’m still upset from watching the presidential debates.
Neither candidate answered much of anything, and ignored most questions to instead spout prepared bullet points about their wonderful policies or to sling well-practiced jabs at their opponent’s nation-ruining agenda.
Both candidates rehearsed quips, rejoinders, put-downs, one-liners, trash-talk, and gotcha comments long before a moderator posed a first question. Like a cartoon cat at the proverbial mouse hole in the wall, the candidates were eager to pounce.
In a national debate for the highest office in the land, both candidates dread a public meltdown while hoping their opponent does or says something stupid, crass, or embarrassing that will become a viral video and the worst kind of social media bon mot.
Substance is abandoned.
Facts are negotiable.
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