Among the many character traits attending Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, it is doubtful that humility is one of them. We’re talking about a guy who literally puts his own name up in lights. A fair characterization of Trump’s campaign platform might be, “I make everything awesome.”
The Donald met with some pushback on that during a campaign stop at an Iowa church on Sunday. The Washington Post reports:
The Bible reading of 1 Corinthians 12 appeared to pique the real estate mogul’s interest and his head turned toward the lectern as a woman from the congregation spoke about humility.
“I also want you to think about how this keeps your significance from getting blown up into self-importance. For no matter how significant you are, it is only because of what you are part of,” the woman said.
“Can you imagine eye telling hand, ‘Get lost, I don’t need you?’ Or, head telling foot, ‘You’re fired, your job has been phased out?’ ” the woman continued.
The unnamed woman was obviously taking some liberties with the biblical text. The point of 1 Corinthians 12 is the unity of the church, not the broader social order. But it’s not the first time someone has tweaked scripture to make a political point.