THE RIVER WALK

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Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn. (Matthew 13:30)

Read: Genesis 41:17-42:17, Matthew 13:24-46, Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 4:1-6

Relate: Right around the beginning of the nineteenth century, the industrial revolution started picking up steam (often literally) in England. Although this was beneficial for most of the country, many textile workers were finding themselves being replaced by newer and faster machines. Taking their cue from a possibly fictional character named Ned Ludd, these now unemployed workers organized as the “Luddites” and began smashing up looms and factories from Nottingham to Lancashire. Their sabotage became so common and disruptive that the British Parliament made it a capital crime to intentionally damage such machinery.

Perhaps the most famous example of sabotage would be the Black Tom explosion. Black Tom is…

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