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    Raca was a word used in Biblical times as an insult to accuse someone for being empty-headed or worthless; the equivalent to hateful name calling. Jesus made his statement about calling someone Raca in connection with killing. Thus making the point that murder starts in thought, a malicious seed planted in the heart, and if allowed to fester uncorrected, explodes in the violent act. Later Jesus said to agree with thine adversary quickly. Hate is the adversary, not any person. Hence the importance of a cleansing of the heart if we are to do anything good.


    It is a problem I have, when I see people doing something I dislike, I get mad and …… But then Jesus said a few unkind things too.

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