Judges: A Story of Wayward Sheep

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Moses had made clear that the slopes of Sinai could only be ascended with righteousness and not with the sword.
Even though few of us have ever worked with sheep, the line "sheep without a shepherd" resonates for all of us. A scene flashes before our mind's eye of kids on a playground with no adults: it's Lord of the Flies. So it was this imagined scene that frosted Moses' mind when God told him he could not enter the Promised Land with Israel. Atop Mt. Abarim, the Promised Land panorama gracing Moses' eyes, the Lord informs Moses that he would not lead the people into the honeyed hills of Canaan, but that ...

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