The World Turned Upside Down

The Sermon of the Beatitudes (1886-96) by Jame...
The Sermon of the Beatitudes (1886-96) by James Tissot from the series The Life of Christ, Brooklyn Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In his recording of the Beatitudes St Luke says this:
Luke 6:29-30 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back.
Whilst it has a purpose for this world I don't think it was really meant as an operating procedure for the Metropolitan Police.

According to The Independent.
Police in north London have seized blankets, sleeping bags and food donations from rough sleepers in a crackdown on homelessness.
A local paper reported that the belongings, mostly donated by sympathetic members of the community, were snatched by police from a group of homeless people as they sheltered in an abandoned public baths for the night.
The nine people, including a man in his sixties, were seeking cover from a cold night in Redbridge and were left stunned when their worldly possessions disappeared into the back of a police car.
This one's for the Met, seems they need it reminding:
Prov. 14:31. He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who is gracious to the needy honours Him.
Nicking sleeping bags from the homeless and destitute as winter draws in? Shame on the Metropolitan Police for this disgusting action if it turns out to be true.

Authored by Chris Hall
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