Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Who said it? Sitting Bull or Jesus?

This quote attributed to the Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake) strikes me as wisdom that closely parallels much of what Jesus said.  There's something universalist about this, and good.  Does it matter who said it? I think the content counts.  And I'd love to hear a conversation between these two prophetic voices.

They Make Many Rules the Rich May Break
But the Poor May Not

Some prophetic commentary from Sitting Bull about the dawning of America:
Hear me people: We now have to deal with another race--small and feeble when our fathers first met them, but now great and overbearing. Strangely enough they have a mind to till the soil and the love of possessions is a disease with them. These people have made many rules which the rich may break but the poor may not. They take their tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule.