Far be it from me to display cynicism, but I just can’t help but wonder what moved the first family to don their Sunday-go-to-meeting finery and, despite being “very disruptive to services,” adopt a Jewish Sabbath custom and walk reverently to church in full view of the White House press pool.
Thus far, the president, who covers crucifixes, skips over the word “Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence, forgoes the National Day of Prayer, and requested the Nativity be removed from the East Room during the Christmas season, has refrained from publicly exercising his supposed Christian faith anywhere other than the inspiring backseat SUV Church of St. Blackberry.
Of late, Obama has been wrestling with public perception that he is a Muslim. In addition, the President’s approval rating is dropping fast. Could that be why, after 20 months of downplaying Judeo-Christian traditions, entertaining Muslims for Ramadan dinners, disrespecting Israel, and having no trouble disrupting whole cities, stopping air and land traffic and interfering with the summer vacations of thousands of ordinary Americans, Obama suddenly chose to take a leisurely stroll up to Lafayette Square to attend the Eucharist service at St. John’s Episcopal?
The last peculiar Washington D.C. early Sunday morning outing that garnered any attention was Obama’s secret escape to a non-existent soccer game.
This time, gussied up in conservative church attire, the four Obamas traveled as a group. The family unit entered the sacred halls and sat through the Gospel of Luke 16:1-13. Barack heard the fourth of four parables, the last one chronicling the Parable of the Unjust Steward. In context, the Scripture verse touches upon administrative representatives exhibiting trustworthiness, honesty, respectful handling of personal wealth, and the proper treatment of property that belongs to other people.
What a day for a steward to stroll into a church. Barack was entrusted by the people with the oversight of America almost two years ago. The President is in the position of looking out for the well being of everyone, yet he, like an “unjust steward,” has favored the few.
In the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see whether America’s steward decides to make sauntering over to St. John’s a weekly family event or if the first official visit will be the last, having provided the President with more insight into stewardship than he could comfortably withstand.
Context is key here:
The unjust steward turns debtors into friends by forgiving debt and acting shrewdly. However the unjust steward wastes his estate and ends up fired by the Master. Obama is a shrewd operator busy putting the entire nation into debt as a way of making friends, in turn he is wasting his estate which is the presidency.
The Scripture goes on:
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Obama was untrustworthy and dishonest with the little – which is showing in the much. And Obama has surely been trustworthy with someone else’s or our property property, which is why he is in jeopardy of being fired!