Hillary Clinton's pastor falls short of directly comparing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to the failed presidential run of the former candidate. In an email sent to the Democratic leader he does make a vague comparison which has many in an uproar. Understandably so because not many people would compare a presidential loss to the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. The comparison is made in an email obtained by CNN. Perhaps the story of this email is breaking now because the former presidential hopeful has her eyes set on a different platform. Hillary Clinton now wants to be a pastor.
The Daily Mail reports on the email, obtained by CNN, sent to Clinton on the morning of November 9, 2016, the day after her loss to Donald Trump, by United Methodist City Society Executive Director the Rev. Bill Shillady. Why this email would be considered newsworthy for CNN is unclear.
“It is Friday, but Sunday is coming. This is not the devotional I had hoped to write. This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with a lot of Fridays,” Shillady wrote.
The Washington Examiner noted that Shillady has long maintained a “pastoral relationship” with the Clinton family.
“Even though Jesus told his followers three days later the temple would be restored, they had no idea of what that Sunday would be,” Shillady continued. “They betrayed, denied, mourned, fled and hid. They did just about everything BUT feel good about Friday and their circumstances.”
According to the Christian faith, Good Friday is the day that Jesus willingly suffered and was crucified to death on a cross as payment for the sin of all mankind.
“For us, Friday is the phone call from the doctor that the cancer is back,” Shillady continued. “It’s the news that you have lost your job. It’s the betrayal of a friend, the loss of someone dear. Friday is the day that it all falls apart and all hope is lost. We all have Fridays. But, as the saying goes, ‘Sunday’s coming!’”
Shillady persisted in this comparison.
“Today, you are experiencing a Friday. Your Friday is what happened in the last few weeks and last night in the tragic loss,” Shillady noted. “But Sunday is coming!”
In Shillady’s closing words, he forewarned that the immediate road ahead of her will most likely be “hell.”
“You know one of my favorite sayings is ‘God doesn’t close one door without opening another, but it can be hell in the hallway’,” Shillady said. “My sister Hillary. You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday. Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while.”
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