Shock an’ Awe

But … to the main strike point: what about the offensive way John greeted the crowds when they came to see him?! “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance … The axe is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down …”

Bit rough!  Did he do this with every speaking engagement?  Or just on this particular day that One News was there taking notes?  Imagine if I’d started this reflection with, “You brood of vipers”!  Even to make a point.  For dramatic effect.  You’d be shocked.  … [For more, click on the title …]