‘For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.’ “Then shall the just answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and fed thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison and came to thee?’ “And the king answering shall say to them, ‘Amen I say to you: as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25: 35-40 The Vulgate Bible
“The House speaker, Paul Ryan, has told fellow Republicans he fired the House chaplain after complaints from members that he was not doing a very good job – and not because of pressure over the Rev Patrick Conroy’s political leanings.Democrats and Conroy himself have cited a prayer he offered that called for fairness as the House debated tax cuts as a reason for Republican discontent. Last November, Conroy prayed for lawmakers to make sure that ‘there are not winners and losers under new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared by all Americans'”. [theguardian.com]
Ryan’s shown a chaplain the door
But it’s not clear what was the what for.
Did the Jesuit priest
Merely speak for the least,
“If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject” Ayn Rand