“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!” (Matthew 23:29-32, New International Version)
It is as if building tombs for the prophets and decorating the graves of the righteous was their way of anesthetizing themselves from the truth that killing the prophets was in their nature, part of their spiritual DNA.
Many people say “Well, if the prophet were here, he would surely advocate my cause!” I ask them “Would you stake your life, your fortune and your sacred honor on that claim?”
Politicians prefer prophets in another place, or another period.
The people often hold great thoughts in their deepest hearts. And sometimes only blunderingly express them, haltingly and stumblingly say them, and faultily put them into practice.
Preachers make pulpits famous. Prophets make prisons famous.
“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.” (Matthew 23:33-36, New International Version)
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