March 31, 2024

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven."

Said Jesus Christ, quoted in Matthew 5:44-45.

Recalled on reading Trump's Truth Social Easter message:

48 comments:

Dave Begley said...

Jesus wasn't a politician although the Romans tried to make him into one. "Are you the King of the Jews?"

Rich said...

It reeks of desperation.

Skeptical Voter said...

So the Bad Orange Man published a laundry list of huggers, muggers, beggerers, thieves, sidewiners, bushwackers, corrupt hackers, con men, bunco artists and Dimorcrat District Attorneys.

Good for him.

Humperdink said...

Trump and James Comer upsetting the tables of the money changers.

Inga said...

What a blessed message on Easter Day.

Mr. O. Possum said...

Jesus wept.

cdb said...

This is embossed in gold on the inside of the God Bless the USA Bible.

R C Belaire said...

Trump should just quit beating around the bush, come out, and say what's on his mind.

William50 said...

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven."

Said Jesus Christ, quoted in Matthew 5:44-45.

Easier said than done. I have yet to meet anyone who lives that 100% of the time, myself included, but I'm only 73 so I still have hope.

Howard said...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Narr said...

He ain't wrong.

And he knows how to twist the fleam.

Lilly, a dog said...

"Love your enemies?" That's for losers. He's got Bibles to sell.

rhhardin said...

Trump is serious. He runs on zingers, not hate. He has no need for hate because he knows how to argue that he's right. It's an effect of having a sense of humor.

He's right especially about fruit.

Eva Marie said...

I like this pressure on Biden to love his enemies. Well done.

Chuck said...

Ya see, Joe Biden? THAT'S how you do an Easter message. Lord have mercy.

My Easter message is this: "Jesus H. Christ; you couldn't possibly make up this sort of unhinged insanity if you had a roomful of Hollywood writers."

Althouse in another thread I questioned whether you might take a shot at diagramming that sentence...

Krumhorn said...

That's some funny shit. Mark, Rich, Howard....he was talking to you wishing you a Happy Easter

- Krumhorn

Mason G said...

So Trump's not Jesus. Everybody knows that. Everybody also knows the Democrats are trying to bankrupt and imprison him (that's what Jesus would do, right?), so I'm willing to cut him a little slack on his reaction to that.

tcrosse said...

Rich and Inga are powerless to improve Biden's poll numbers.

Limited blogger said...

Blessed Easter to you, Mr. President.

FullMoon said...

Trump sends a humorous all caps parody of himself in order to trigger liberals.

It worked.

Quayle said...

Two sides, both have each other is a death spiral, spinning out of control, and out of the way. There are irrelevant to the emerging kingdom of God couldn’t be more clear. You just have to have eyes to see it

RCOCEAN II said...

Nothings more hilarious than Non-Christians and Athiests who believe in an "eye for an eye" or believe "anything goes" pointing out that Christians are NOT living up to some of their creed. Isn't that what Alinsky said? "Make them live up to their own book of rules" while you have no rules. Except one. The Leftist goal: Win and keep power at all costs.

BTW, Christians have been pondering "Love thy Neighbor" for 2000 years. Rather than deciding you think it means X, why don't you read some Catholic Doctrine.

As for Trump, he's wishing his enemies a happy Easter. Are they wishing him the same? Nope. They're too busy bombing Gaza or sending weapons to the Ukraine, or celebrating Transgender day.

Freeman Hunt said...

What a coincidence. That's exactly what I was going to put in our Easter cards.

But then it turned out that I don't send holiday cards.

Patrick said...

Someone should diagram that sentence.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I hate all-caps. The mark of a fanatic. And I say that as one who will probably vote for him anyway.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

I don't know, I'm getting a kicking out the moneychangers type of vibe, myself.

pious agnostic said...

"HAPPY EASTER TO ALL...HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!"

Spiros Pappas said...

Now I hope RFK Jr. wins.

Paul said...

So Ann... you think Trump is Jesus? Since you quoted Matthew 5:44-45.. then

1 Corinthians 6:10
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous[b] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Revelation 21:8
"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Matthew 7:21-23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ "

Galatians 5:19-21
"Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."

Trump is just being Trump.. and woe be the Democrats when he wins office in Nov..

Payback is a bitch.

Mark said...

All caps.

Ok boomer.

jnseward said...

Pray that everyone gets whatever is most likely to bring them to confession and repentance.

Joe Smith said...

Entire books will be written just about Trump's tweets...

effinayright said...

I'm a Trump supporter, but when I read stuff like that I wonder if Trump, supposedly a non-drinker, has finally made good friends with the Happy Sauce.

Maybe it's not a Drunk Post, but it sure looks like one.

M Jordan said...

Comedy gold. Trump fights unlike any Republican ever. He’s fearless. It works.

Crazy World said...

I do love him for his sheer resilience. Received my USA Bible just in time to rebuke FJB the transgender. Happy Easter!!

Amadeus 48 said...

Trump lets out his inner pagan on Easter.

What a choice in 2024!

BobJustBob said...

It beats the Whitehouse's Easter message...Transgender Day of Visibility.

wendybar said...

RCOCEAN II said...
Nothings more hilarious than Non-Christians and Athiests who believe in an "eye for an eye" or believe "anything goes" pointing out that Christians are NOT living up to some of their creed. Isn't that what Alinsky said? "Make them live up to their own book of rules" while you have no rules. Except one. The Leftist goal: Win and keep power at all costs.

BTW, Christians have been pondering "Love thy Neighbor" for 2000 years. Rather than deciding you think it means X, why don't you read some Catholic Doctrine.

As for Trump, he's wishing his enemies a happy Easter. Are they wishing him the same? Nope. They're too busy bombing Gaza or sending weapons to the Ukraine, or celebrating Transgender day.

3/31/24, 5:58 PM

THIS!!!^^^^

Meade said...

Rich said...
“It reeks of desperation.“

LOL

Ann Althouse said...

The concept of loving your enemies entails recognition that some people are your enemies.

Is Trump's post inconsistent with the Jesus quote? Maybe not. He's saying "Happy Easter" to all, but specifically to those who are, as his words delineate, his enemies.

Ann Althouse said...

They are clearly "those who persecute" him.

Meade said...

“And remember when you’re out there
Tryin’ to heal the sick
That you must always
First forgive them”

Christopher B said...

There's nothing in this verse to indicate that Christians should not resist evil or evil doers.

Joe Biden, America's Putin said...

Run on Sentence much?

Narr said...

Forgiveness is all well and good, but I've always found vengeance to be more fun.

PM said...

He is the character who is never out of character.

Tofu King said...

I've been waffling, but OK, he's got my vote again. Tears in my eyes...

Drago said...

Tofu King: "I've been waffling, but OK, he's got my vote again. Tears in my eyes..."

For those paying attention, THIS ^^^ is how you do a bit of effective sarcasm.