Serseri yıldızlar gibidir.And, today's word list:
- serseri -- tramp, vagabond, vagrant, stray
- yıldızlar -- star
- gibidir-- like, resemble
III John dealt with a situation where the system broke down. One of his churches had been taken over by a power freak with a pagan Greek name. Most of the time, if you were named after a pagan deity, you changed your name when you changed your religion. This guy didn't. He was still "the one who was nursing on / drawing sustenance from Zeus." Diotrephes "loved to have the preeminence." He was en üstün olma sevdasınd. He refused to extend hospitality to the itinerant preachers, and excommunicated members who did remember their obligations. In this brief letter, John contacts one of his loyal friends, and names a mutual friend who has a good report. John also promises to show up soon, to settle matters face to face. Apparently even back then, putting all the nasty details in writing was unwise!
And now, let's meet the black hats. Jude warned his people about drifters. Vagabonds. People who drop in on church pot luck dinners just to cause trouble. To see what they can get away with. To take advantage of members. These "vagabond stars" (the Greek word, planetos, should look familiar) had no roots in the community, and bore no fruit for the community. Some were reclaimable -- but you'd better burn your gloves after pulling them out of the fire.
As a wag said many years ago, "A misplaced brother can do more damage than a demon, because it's easier to cast out a demon than a brother."
 In classical American Western movies, the good guys wore white hats, and the villains wore black cowboy hats.