February 4, 2018

Reading Leviticus 19: 33-34 (NRSV) "You shall not oppress the alien." "The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you...." Moses conveys God's instructions to the ancient Hebrews with a rationale: "...for you were aliens in the land of Egypt." What do you think the people's response is? These … Continue reading February 4, 2018

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January 14, 2018

Reading Leviticus 19: 13-17 (NRSV) Today's reading contains instructions for dealing with other people. You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal. Who says? God says. Notice the repeated "I am the Lord" at the end of statements. Maybe it's like initialing each paragraph in a contract. God initials each instruction so people … Continue reading January 14, 2018