People have tried, at one time or another, every conceivable way to live. Some groups have lived as pirates, some as cannibals, some as slaves, some by enslaving, some in castes, some in communes instead of families. In other words, people live in the kind of society they build. The lasting greatness of Moses is not his emancipation of slaves; rather, it is the basis that he provided for a society in which people acknowledge their responsibility for their neighbor as a commission from God. People can break the moral laws, but when they do, certain consequences are bound to follow. As St. Paul and others have put it: "As you sow, so shall you reap." If we want others to respect us, we likewise must respect them and their property.
Which commandment do you count most essential? Why?
Why do we reap what we sow?
To what extent does God forgive?
PRAYER: We thank thee, Lord, for People like Moses who are able to break through barriers of injustice and lead us into a better society. -AMEN!