A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Who to blame

In today’s first reading (Exodus 14:21-15:1) we hear once again of the parting of the Red Sea.

It is an incredible miracle, a symbol of salvation, and an article of faith.

It is also a massacre of an entire army.

The blame, of course, for the massacre rests with the army’s leaders, whose emotions and stupidity drove the army on: emotions and stupidity which then collapsed upon them like the waters of the sea.

Although “the LORD was fighting for (the Israelites) against the Egyptians”, it was really those emotions and stupidity that brought death upon the Egyptians.

What are we risking, as individuals and as a society, with our own emotions and stupidity?

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.