I just noticed your blog post of March 30 (Sorry, I hardly ever have time to read blogs), in which Tim Harris was favorably compared to none other than myself. I was wondering whether you got the really hard part of my message. Oh, sure, standing up for the poor is important. But we also need to stand up to empire. You may have noticed that I generally let the Romans off the hook. They were just too big and far away. But it was those fucking Pharisees that really got my goat. The accommodating middlemen.
I get so mad sometimes that I kind lose it. Sometimes more constructively than others. The whole fig tree episode was just dumb. I lost every enviro in Judea over that one. What can I say? I have poor impulse control. The Incident at the Temple, however, was something I planned. That was basically my Riverside Speech. I'd do it again.
Yeah, there is a line to walk. The crushing power of the state versus the Kingdom of God and all that. But let's face it. Love without courage is useless. We need to talk more. Stay in touch.