Yes, this is me, the Simple Pastor, on the couch with one of my dear dear furry friends.
Read the gospels in the New Testament and you'll notice that Jesus was not exactly "nice" to everyone. And he had a particular distaste for hypocrisy.
There is this fabulous story (John 8.1-11) where the religious leaders brought a prostitute to test Jesus against Moses law. Jesus knew the accusers had hidden secret sins - so said to them, 'he that is without sin can cast the first stone . . .' Of course, no one stepped forward.
It was not only the religious leaders of Jesus' day that lived a hypocritical life. Religious leaders today, with their moral high ground, are particularly prone.
But politicians too. CEO's. People who have inherited money. Actually pretty much everyone with a lot of money it seems.
So many people who say the world should be and act a certain way, happen to feel they are entitled to cut corners, and that common decency doesn't really matter in their case.
Don't think though that because we don't have an offshore account (or two) that we are not complicit some how. Unless of course, you are with sin? In which case, feel free to judge, and moan, call up talk radio, wave a disapproving finger and shake your head at these crooks in high places.