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The fugitive kind

A disciple requests leave to bury his father. Jesus’ response: “Let the dead bury their dead.” Free men do not compromise, cannot be partialized, carry no obligations. “In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to be running away.”


Facts don’t fight with one another; they don’t contradict or reverse themselves. Facts do not want or fear anything. Facts don’t wobble, compromise, defend themselves or make allowances. Falsehoods are shape-shifters. They’re in continual conflict.

The new man

Jesus said it was a disaster-in-the-making to put new wine into old wineskins. Wine in the New Testament is a metaphor for life. By co-mingling new and old, we produce a negative result. The new man is an old man relinquished, not an old man added to.