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We are all guilty of washing our hands...

"So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this righteous man's blood; see to it yourselves...Then he released for them Barabbas and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified." Matthew 27: 24, 26

Recently I went on a job interview for a financial advisor position. The interview went fine, I did well. I connected emotionally with the recruiter and I seemed to be on cue saying all the right things. I was subsequently encouraged to move forward to the next step of the hiring process.

As I weighed my options with Renee we both determined that this opportunity was not for me. The thing that troubled us both the most was the fact that I needed to pay up front for the licensure classes and exams which would cost me well over $200.00 at the least.  I also needed to make 5 sales during a three month trial period and come up with a list of 200 people to be even qualified for a salary. To an unemployed man this was simply not an option. Sounds fair right? It is no small wonder why most people do not view the financial services sector in a positive light. These people are grand deceivers, preying upon the weaknesses, and vulnerability of a public that is desperate for employment.  These people are the true scum of the earth.  Cockroaches deserve more respect than these predators.

As I was processing these disturbing truths I realized that the biggest reason for this type of evil boils down to one thing; that good people especially Catholics do little or next to nothing in confronting evil.  We have all become like Pilate washing our hands; as long as we are secure, in our professions, in our lives, in our little church groups and weekly Bible studies, life is peachy, we will get to heaven someday and live happily ever after. Why rock the boat? Why confront evil when we are basically good people.  After all we are not the ones directly harming the lives of others.

The problem with this is of course is that we are not being true to our callings as Catholics and Christians of fighting for justice and peace.  Jesus does not call only a select few for this mission he calls all of us.  Jesus while on this earth was never content with the status quo.  He daily fought, and confronted the evils of the society in which he lived in.  He ultimately died for his cause. We are called to do the same, if we choose to forfeit this noble role than the entire world suffers. Through our collective lukewarmness we will bring hell upon this earth and in the next life.

Before I end this post I want you to ask yourselves, "In what ways in my life have I become like Pontius Pilate?


  1. I agree... this was an insightful overlook of decision-making. God bless you brudder!

  2. Thanks for responding I think that you, our mom, and Fr. Bob are my only followers. Lol, keep on reading


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