Scripture: Psalm 35:23
Awake, pharmacy and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and Lord.
Thought for the Day: I have to imagine that whistleblowers are among God’s favorite people. Jesus was certainly a whistleblower. Martin Luther called out the corruption of the Catholic Church and started a revolution in religious thinking. Thank God for people like them, and Edward Snowden, who have the courage to speak out against perceived injustices—and a nation illegally spying on its own people is certainly an injustice.
I know some people see Ed Snowden as a hero, and others (mostly people involved in government or working for Fox News) see him as a criminal. He’s obviously a little bit of both, but then again, so was Jesus. Anybody who stands up against the status quo is a criminal in the eyes of the status quo. Here’s to more of this sort of “criminal” activity; it’s the only thing that can possibly help fix the rampant disregard for civil liberty running throughout the U.S. intelligence community. Your job, NSA, is not to arrest me because I speak out against your actions. Your job is to protect the Constitution that gives me the right and the obligation to do so.
Prayer: Remind us all, God of all goodness, that our job as your children is not to punish the just, but to fight injustice in all its forms. Amen.