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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, February 04, 2008


From my Right Honourable Colleague Stephen Gustitis over at the Defense Perspective, an excellent post about the Christian imperative for justice (tempered by mercy). I have often said that those of us who are Christians should read Matthew 25:34-46 for what it truly is, not a parable but a warning. This is doubly true, I think, for defense lawyers. "I was in prison and you came to visit me."

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Blogger Stephen Gustitis said...

The disconcerting truth of Matt 25 is that many around us expect to be separated and among the sheep, rather than the goats. Matt 25 reveals the need for a changed heart, (through the power of the Holy Spirit) so that we might properly respond to the "least of these." In contrast to the unconscious goodness of the sheep, is the ostentation of the self-righteous.


2/05/2008 2:45 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

"In contrast to the unconscious goodness of the sheep, is the ostentation of the self-righteous."

Matthew 6:1-8. Very good point.

2/05/2008 11:52 PM  

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