Monday, September 17, 2007
Cut That Out, Guys!
I'm serious, I really mean it this time
I LOVED all the readings today - one of the times where all three of the readings are about the same topic - i.e. forgiveness. I got a particular charge out of the Old Testament reading.
There's something very raw and appealing about the God of Exodus:
God: What's going on down there? I save your backsides from slavery in Egypt and your home boys are making moulten calves, yucking it up, jazzing around without a THANK YOU to Me? These people are IMBECILES.
That's it, I've HAD it with those jerks, get out of here Moses, I am going to wipe those so-and-sos out just like I did those guys back in Sodom and Gomorrah. Stay out of my way and you won't get hurt.
Moses: No, wait, DON'T DO IT. You remember ... you PROMISED Abraham that his descendants would be "as numerous as the stars" - have a heart, willya?
God: You were taking notes? I must have had a weak moment, are you sure?
Moses: Got it right here on my digital voice recorder.
God: You have those now?
Moses: Well, yeah, but my brother Aaron doesn't. Don't tell him either, cuz he'll want one too.
[These last few verses got lost, but I saw them in a "vision."]
On a more serious, and joyful note, be sure to catch mulier-fortis's post re: her return to the church. I often feel God gives us "signs" all the time -- it's amazing how many times I've had events happen on particular days when a certain feast was celebrated, or the readings particularly applied to a difficult situation and lent insight. It's more than serendipity, I'm sure.