I've heard it said that there are those who will break your legs then offer you crutches. If the leg breaking occurs right before the cast is put on, and the crutches are offered right after, the demeanor of the person receiving the crutches would understandably be less than grateful.
But what if the person receiving the crutches is not aware that the one offering them is also the one who broke his legs? This would change everything. Gratitude would be the natural response.
By asking questions and thinking things through, we can perhaps begin to realize that the ones who seem to be constantly offering us crutches are the same ones who are breaking our legs.
I watched a political ad promoting climate change legislation. The creators of this add understand that, although most people are for protecting the environment, they are much more concerned about earning an income. The add therefore was heavy on the job creating aspects of the legislation.
Well that's nice, but are the jobs crutches? We should be a little suspicious when such promises are made. For an absurd example, if legislation was passed that outlawed non-electric cars, the claim might truthfully be made that such legislation would create thousands of jobs. The question at that point should be how many jobs is it going to cost?
I am always suspicious when someone is offering crutches because I know that nothing is free. The truth is that most people offering crutches today are more interested in the acquisition of power than helping the invalid with mobility. When I hear someone say that some legislation is going to create more jobs, my immediate reaction is to grab my wallet and polish up my resume. Worse, such promises are insidious because they generally contain some truth. But there is much more truth left out that would tarnish an otherwise shinny set of crutches. Such truth is left to be discovered by the inquisitive mind.
As Christians we should be suspicious of those who have no problems with the systematic murder for profit of the unborn, who hate Jesus, and who are in fact anti-Christ in deed, when they come offering us crutches.
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