Readings for the Tuesday after Easter

“For what are we, that you grumble against us?”  and “What are we?  Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.”  Exodus 15:7, 8

Too often people equate the person with the truth.  Moses and Aaron were perceived as the ones to blame because they were they physically lead Israel into the wilderness.  However God was their true leader.

I can imagine that many times as well a person loses faith because of the shortfallings of the person but not God.  How clear the brokenness of a leader is especially in this time of turmoil regarding the priest’s abuse of children in the Catholic church.  It’s not the sin of Moses and Aaron that is the problem in Exodus but the person is still equated as the whole.  On the one hand Moses and Aaron direct people to God and in the case of abuse I pray people will not equate the sinful, broken and evil behavior of a priest to the God that is ashamed and pained by their behavior.  Complain to God is the right response in both cases, however I hope the victims can find justice here too.

Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am  Leave a Comment  

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