In the years following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, a large portion of the United States turned to God for answers. Church attendance hit records highs the Sunday after 9/11 and films like the Passion of the Christ sparked a mini revival in 2004. A generation of Christians were motivated to emulate the faith and life of Jesus. Unfortunately, sometime in the past 20 years our culture has turned away from truth and justice to cuddle and embrace repeat criminals.
Mary took a pound of ointment of pure liquid nard [a rare perfume] that was very expensive, and she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, the one of His disciples who was about to betray Him, said, 5 Why was this perfume not sold for 300 denarii [a year’s wages for an ordinary workman] and that [money] given to the poor (the destitute)? – John 12:3-5
Billionaire George Soros recently vowed to continue to financially support district attorneys who are soft on crime. Despite recent spikes in crimes and murders national wide, Soros said,“I have no intention of stopping my support for them” according to an article in the New York Post. While Soros has good intentions of not wanting to imprison African Americans, his passion as an apologist for criminals has made Soros near sighted of all the innocent victims of repeat offenders.
Now he did not say this because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief; and having the bag (the money box, the purse of the Twelve), he took for himself what was put into it [pilfering the collections]. 7 But Jesus said, Let her alone. It was [intended] that she should keep it for the time of My preparation for burial. [She has kept it that she might have it for the time of My [a]embalming, ] John 12:6-7.
One of the first stories John recounts during Passion Week, Jesus’ last week on earth, is a conflict between Judas Iscariot and a prostitute trying to anoint Jesus. This side of Judas reveals his motive for selling out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. While prostitution is still a crime, Judas’ attitude and behavior is what Jesus focuses on. May the Passion of the Christ wear off on DA’s so that justice and order is restored.
by Jay Mankus