St. Luke 7: 24 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Jesus asked the crowd, What did you go out to see? A
reed shaken by the wind? Luther called pastors preaching to, “…temper the truth
to the sensitive fastidiousness of fashionable hearers” “reed preachers”.
John was no reed-preacher. His sermons on marriage landed him in Herod
Antipas’ prison and John’s head was handed to Herodias. He preached, Repent,
for the Kingdom of God is at hand.
In the classic movie,Casablanca, set during
World War II, in Casablanca, Morocco, the Nazis have not quite taken over the
town. It was a French colony and the Renault is the Captain of the French
police force. Captain Renault stated succinctly his political philosophy
and position: “I blow with the wind and…
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