Years ago, actor Robert Redford starred in a movie called “Jeremiah Johnson“. He was a deserter from The Civil War, moved out west and learned to fend for himself as a ‘mountain man’. Had Jeremiah been a deserter from modern American culture and moved into the mountains he might have lived a life similar to Jeremiah. Unfortunately, he probably would have bumped into a millennial entrepreneur hiking in The Rockies who would have been inspired by his tattered clothes and footwear and started a line of clothes called ‘Jerrys’. The babooshes you see here would be a slippers-version of Jerrys Boots, implied to look as though you just trudged across Donner’s Pass but in reality only meant to be worn for early morning outdoor activities such as adding birdseed to feeders or shooshing! squirrels from the front stoop. The Purging Lutheran knows what morning ‘activity’ these slips will likely encounter.
My Sweet Rib is giving up on these pantofles* and having them sent to Le’Goodwill. Say ‘goodbye’ to comfy toes and ‘hello’ to scruffy heels.
Listen to this, you who walk all over the weak,
you who treat poor people as less than nothing,
Who say, “When’s my next paycheck coming
so I can go out and live it up?
How long till the weekend
when I can go out and have a good time?”
Who give little and take much,
and never do an honest day’s work.
You exploit the poor, using them—
and then, when they’re used up, you discard them.
God swears against the arrogance of Jacob:
“I’m keeping track of their every last sin.”
God’s oath will shake earth’s foundations,
dissolve the whole world into tears.
God’s oath will sweep in like a river that rises,
flooding houses and lands,
And then recedes,
leaving behind a sea of mud.
*thanks go out to the well-read dinosaur, Thesaurus, for hepping out on today’s purge