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CLARITY – 3-13-19 Not For Sale

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-13-19

Not For Sale

What’s Happening: “In an example of wealth and privilege run amok, over 50 parents, coaches, SAT Proctors, school administrators and several high profile actors have been charged with racketeering, fraud, money laundering, etc. in a scam to get lesser qualified applicants into elite ivy league colleges (like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UCLA…to name a few). The FBI and the DOJ teamed up in their investigation and revealed Felicity Huffman (‘Desperate Housewives’), Lori Loughlin (‘Full House’), and others paid William Singer to allegedly fix SAT and ACT scores and create fake online athletic profiles to give their kids fraudulent advantages in the application process in exchange for large contributions to Singer’s fake non-profit…a total of $26 million (https://www.yahoo.com/news/college-coaches-charged-in-largest-cheating-scam-ever-prosecuted-by-feds-170228865.html. ‘”This case is about the widening corruption of admission of elite college and universities, These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege. … There can be no separate admission system for the wealthy and, I will add, there will not be a separate justice system,’ said U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “They got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.”

Biblical Response:  “At least!  That’s not to mention all the collateral damage…like for instance, gone is all the moral high-ground for those guilty parents wanting to steer their kids in the future. They surely hate the example they’ve set for corruption for their kids. Of course, that’s assuming that what the investigators allege is true. Can you see why the reputation of the FBI and DOJ matter?”

“Christians? There is a story told about Simon the magician getting saved; then, offering money for secrets to performing certain miracles (Acts 8:9-20). He was told, ‘Your money perish with you,’ The same could be said to all those guilty above…those paying the bribes…and those receiving them. Thankfully, there is not enough money in the universe to pay for access to what has already been paid for anyway!”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let our heads not be turned by stuff…after all, I’ve never seen a hearse pulling a U-Haul; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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