“Are any of you preachers?”

“Are any of you preachers?”

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

 

Frank shouted, “Are any of you preachers?”

No one raised a hand.

He shouted, “Are any of you widows?” Some frowned with curiosity.

He said, “We never rob preachers or widows.”

Four hands shot up. “No; no, you’re too late.”

Hansen, Ron. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: A Novel (P.S.) (p. 24). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.

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In an instant the test presents itself and then is gone.

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. (Luke 9:26)

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Two aspects here.

  1. Ashamed of Jesus on a personal level.
  2. Ashamed of Jesus and His words on the second level.

Those powerful in speech and action are neither ashamed of the person of Jesus Christ, nor the full Word of God.

“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.” (Acts 5:20)

 

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Hansen, Ron. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: A Novel (P.S.) (p. 24). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.

pocket. He was reported to have said, “Throw up your hands, you sons-a-bitches!” and then, for emphasis, slapped a man in the mouth. Then Frank James strolled inside in his gray coat and yellow bandana mask, looking colossal and mean and sick. He saw about thirty men either cowering or flinching or accusing him with censorious eyes, while the wives scrunched down behind their husbands’ shoulders. He hypothesized at least twenty handguns among the travelers, so he strode down the aisle, imperious as Victoria’s consort, his boot-heels barking on the oakwood flooring, and he scowled and lingered over those investors and vacationers who seemed recalcitrant, ticking a button or collar with his Remington .44 Frontier revolver, which he would surrender to Governor Crittenden in little more

 

Hansen, Ron. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: A Novel (P.S.) (pp. 23-24). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.