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Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 86

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 10:16 am

It is the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Bach cantata is “Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch” (Truly, truly I say to you)

Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 11:1-13:

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words:

Truly, truly I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in My name, so will it be given to you.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

Twitter’s War on the Entire Conservative Half of America Continues Apace

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 10:15 am

As everyone knows, the people who run Twitter are at war with half of America. This is not a matter of failed algorithms, poor judgment, and political bias on the part of moderators occasionally combining to result in ridiculous individual decisions. No, this is a war on conservative ideas, waged by the top people at Twitter, who literally want to silence entirely half of America because they hate our country and our president who has done so much for her.

The latest instance: well, look for yourself:

There you have it. Another conservative voice silenced. How many times must this happen before the people rise up and DEMAND that our government get to tell this private company what speech it may allow. THIS IS A MATTER OF FREE SPEECH. EVERYBODY WHO AGREES WITH ME SAY DAMN RIGHT, ON THREE. ONE, TWO…

Wait, someone just gave me a piece of paper.

*reads, as lips move*

He’s for the gun control?

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