What is Luke 17:2

Written By: luke4079


Luke 17:2 is: 1.) a Bible citation 2.) a book 3.) this blog


1.) A Bible citation: In the King James Bible, Luke 17:2 reads: “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should harm one of these little ones.”


2.) A book: Luke 17:2: A Memoir of Abuse, Recovery, and Triumph, by Michael Emerton and Patrick Emerton


Day after day in 2002, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team was unearthing secrets that had been kept in the Roman Catholic crypt. The bones of tens of thousands of children who had been sexually abused by priests had been found. It was revealed that the crimes had been covered up, and the perpetrators moved to unsuspecting parishes to molest again and again. Church administrators were given clear directives on how to avoid prosecution by hiding the criminals and silencing the victims. A soul corroding contagion was allowed to spread, psychological wounds festered, childhoods were infected with fear, and adulthoods were then crippled, as priests donned robes, lifted The Word, and proclaimed themselves to be moral leaders.

This is the story of how one man remembered that he was a victim when he read those articles in the Globe. It is the story of how he came to terms with this, and how he then turned his tragedy into a victory for himself, and for others. Through the power of his witness, with the power of his truth, and in the emancipation of his voice this one man stands as an example for others to see. He makes a call for others to hear, and offers a way for those suffering under the weight of secrets to be freed. This man tells his story.


3.) This blog: Luke172.com is a place dedicated to advertising the publication of the book Luke 17:2; and for discussing its contents. It is also a place for all those voices which are concerned with the etiology of this tragedy: the cover-up of and complicity in the sexual abuse of children by the administrators of the Roman Catholic Church. Those who want to understand it, those who who want to help correct it, and anyone who has something to say about the Roman Catholic Church can say it here respecting decorum, for the authors of this book believe that dialogue is part of the cure for this disease.


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