Lawyers "in context" are held above "Mother Tereasea-esque altruists" as the ones who can more ably save the poor from their poverty and the miserable from their misery (never mind that "in context" requires first world soci-political conditions for these poor).
Yes, that explains why Lawyers Without Borders, the Lawyer's Children's Fund, Lawfam, Lawyers for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Lawyer's Corps are doing so much good work to lift the crushing burden of poverty in the developing world...while enriching themselves and their partners.
- Blessed are the lawyers in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven; for they shall buy it or obtain it by eminent domain.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted by lawyers who offer them legal redress.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth, because lawyers shall sue for their legally inherited portion.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled with legal rhetoric that doth obscure wickedness.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy by virtue of tortious interference with contract.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God, if it is their legally obtainable right to sue for such.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God; unless it is an act of slanderous defamation of character or prohibited by legal requirements regarding separation of church and state.
Blessed are they which prosecute for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, by force of legal jurisdiction.
Sorry Mother Theresa, you had it all wrong, you should have studied law. Then maybe you could have really done some good in the world instead of wasting all that time actually feeding the hungry and comforting the sick and destitute.
Thx: Mack for PS'd MT