Jesus was a Liberal…

…is what it says on the button my friend sent me.

I get what he was getting at, but I couldn’t help but think of him yesterday at Mass, when Jesus said that the Scribes and Pharisees had taken the seat of Moses, and that people should do everything they said.

Homilies often focus on what comes after – on not being hypocrites who say one thing and do another. I think it’s interesting that Jesus, even as he was unmasking the Scribes and Pharisees for the hypocrites they were, still affirmed their authority to teach, their right to tell people what to do.


  1. The Bible has an unkind definition of what a Liberal is:

    Here is how a Liberal would be defined now:

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