A Dozen Days DownA dozen days down. Hanging in there. Almost got behind this weekend, but I caught up.
Some of these passages make me crazy. Not because I believe they represent how God is, but because they represent how God was seen. Being pleased with the utter destruction of men, women (unless, virgins, they could be given to men as 'booty'), and children. People burned and swallowed up by the earth. Plagues killing thousands. Moses not getting to see the Promised Land because - because he asked for God's help when the people complained yet again?? No one except Caleb and Joshua make it through all of these hoops alive to see the land promised. I find it hard not to wonder why we think these words are so important. As a history, sure. But as a way to understand God? I'm not feeling it, not today at least.
On the other hand, there was a talking donkey today. That's got to count for something!