20 March 2020

    I didn’t write anything about the Senate impeachment “trial” of Trump at the time because I was so disappointed, depressed, and downright disgusted by it. However, I saw something that I thought was pretty interesting during the proceedings, something that may be important. Here’s the thing.

   At the start of every Senate session, a man came out – a Christian minister, I think, although I think he only slipped once and said the name “Jesus” – and offered what I took to be a prayer to some higher power who he thought might have some influence over the senators. His plea was always the same – although I think it might have been getting more strident and forceful as time went by - that the senators do “the right thing.” Well, we knew since Day One what the Senate intended to do, and despite some very compelling and actually pretty wonderful oratory from the House managers, nothing changed. No lightning bolt took out the entire Senate before they could vote, and they voted against impeachment.

   So, what do we make of this? We’re told in the Bible that “the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much.” The minister seemed pretty fervent, and I had no reason to believe that he wasn’t righteous. Was it God who exonerated Trump? Does God love Trump (almost) as much as Trump loves Trump?

    I can only think of one alternative: that the rumor is true that God was as disappointed, depressed, and downright disgusted as I was, and took a Caribbean vacation until it was all over.




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