Reconciliation and building bridges were key principles and themes in our readings today. We heard about the awesome feeling we have being in relationship to others and with God. Yet there are tough questions present, in scripture and our lives, does God really plan to sell Joseph into slavery in Egypt to provide for a future for Israel? If God wants all to be accepted why does God let us have our bias – not unlike Jesus verbally taking the Pharisees to task then ignoring the Canaanite woman. What we see in scripture is the assurance that God is bigger than our biases. Thank goodness! We live with the assurance that God does not reject God’s people. Thankfully, there is hope.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15;10-28

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