Thursday, January 06, 2005

COMPLACENCY & PRIDE: The sin sisters!

"Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israel comes."
Amos 6:1
The wicked sisters of complacency and pride are like the South American bola. It’s used to take down uncooperative horses and cattle, when thrown at their hind legs. It is also used against uncooperative men. The two leather tethers were tied at one end and held lead or stone balls at the other end.

When thrown correctly the two balls whirl around in opposite directions; upon hitting a target, they wrap themselves around the legs, tripping or immobilizing the animal. Heavier weights are used as a weapon. Thrown at the upper torso or the neck, the two balls deal a severe blow to the recipient … even rendering some unconscious.

Complacency and pride whirl around religious men like gossip and backbiting around the proverbial water cooler.

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