Month: November 2020

Elder abuse has reached unprecedented levels – abused, ignored, and isolated – the elderly need our prayers – now.

Elder abuse has reached "unprecedented levels" during the coronavirus pandemic I've found I'm one of those people that must see or experience things firsthand in order to truly understand its impact on others. It's not something I'm proud of - it's just the way I'm wired. I never truly comprehended child abuse until I adopted an abused child. I never felt the plight of African Americans until videos emerged on the Internet and racists began climbing out of the woodwork and making their presence openly known. And I never truly perceived the sadness of elder abuse until I saw a in-home worker verbally abusing our elderly mother on a remote camera feed. Elder abuse occurs right under our noses and the situation is especially dire today. A

The priests question Jesus’ authority but are unable to complete his test (Matthew 21:23 – 21:27).

Jesus taught in the temple courts. The chief priests and the elders of the people went to him and asked, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied, “I will ask you a question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism – where did it come from? Was it from heaven or of human origin?” The elders discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say ‘from heaven’ Jesus will ask, ‘then why did you not believe him?’. But if we say ‘of human origin’, we are afraid we will insult the people who believe John was a prophet.” So the elders answered Jesus, “We do not know”. Then Jesus said, “Then