I was reading the news the other day, and a headline caught my eye.  It read, and I quote, “Jagmeet Singh’s NDP has sold its soul and didn’t even get 30 pieces of silver.”  Now, the story was concerning the present coalition between the federal Liberal Party and NDPs and one of the deals that they had cooked up.  And this isn’t a rant about the amount of power held by the party that came a distant fourth in the last election. Honest!

Instead, I found it interesting that a secular media source reporting on secular events to a secular audience would use a very obvious biblical reference in their story.  Well, a biblical reference that would be obvious to those who have even a passing knowledge of the New Testament.
Of course, the 30 pieces of silver allude to the 30 pieces of silver that Judas Iscariot received for betraying Christ.

From “Turn the Other Cheek,” “The Golden Rule,” “30 Pieces of Silver,” and a litany of other examples, I’m continually amazed by how much popular culture has been influenced by the Bible. Sometimes unwittingly.

It would appear that Canadian society has a collective memory of the lessons their grandparents learned in Sunday School.

Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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