Articles tagged with: moses
This week’s lectio cursiva will be broken up by the celebration of the feast of St. Lawrence the Deacon. The Old Testament selections will be taken from the moment Moses makes the ark of …
Reading I: Numbers 20:1-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95
Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:13-23
The Meribah incident echoes the one in Exodus 17:1-7 where the people were made to drink from the waters that came …
The twelve spies sent representing the twelve tribes of Israel return with good news and bad news. The good news is that the land was indeed a land flowing with milk and honey, with abundance of resources. The bad news is that it is inhabited by people who are superior in size and stronger than Israel.
Leadership is a charism. It is not arrogated. It was Yahweh who distributed the spirit of Moses, giving them to whomever He wants. It is nobody’s right to claim it for themselves. The question of whether Moses did marry a Cushite or that Miriam was summarily punished for wanting a male role is secondary to a story where Moses’ qualities as a leader and a human being is more important.