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“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:

for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets,

that they may be seen of men.

Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”

Mat 6.5

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“We are indebted to our Lord’s controversies

with the Pharisees and Scribes

for a considerable part of the four Gospels.”

– John Fletcher

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Jerusalem Paper (imaginary ad)    – AVAILABLE –

Ÿ 1 Cross

Ÿ Used less than half a day (in that time bore the “weight of the world”)

Ÿ Rough – has three nails embedded in its fiber

Ÿ Heavily blood stained – no bone fragments

Ÿ Comes with placard – words in Hebrew, Greek, Latin

– eab, 4/20/11

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Judas did the most evil deed.

He’s guilty of greed, so guilty of greed.

“O what thirty pieces won’t buy;

I gain – so what, if the Innocent die.”

The priests and elders paid no heed,

When he returned silver to plead.

– eab, part of a song

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ON THIS DATE

Booker T (Taliaferro) Washington was born 4/4/1856, a Black who did much for his people & poor whites of the south by teaching them trades & self-reliance. He was born to slave parents & learned early to work hard in secular employment.  He was so poor when he went looking for an education he had to sleep under a board sidewalk. He applied himself & at 16 enrolled at Hampton Institute & Industrial School, graduated at 19.

He taught school for three years, then attended Wayland Seminary, WDC. At 25 he opened a school for black youths at Tuskugee, AL with 50 students in two old buildings. At his death (age 59) there were 40 buildings, 1500 students, & a faculty of 200.  By then some 8,000 young African Americans had been trained had become useful citizens.  His secret to success?  Faith in God.  He died 11/14/1915. His biography is worth reading; it’s called

Up from Slavery.                                                                                       

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