God’s grass

Matthew 22:15-22 Jesus is harder to outwit than a peasant should be. That’s one way, and maybe the best way, of reading why everyone walks away amazed at the end of this passage in Matthew’s gospel. He has the people, but is looked on with suspicion or outright hostility by those with something to loose. … Continue reading God’s grass

Liberation

Exodus 12:1-14 Pharaoh is trapped. Moses and Aaron went staff-in-hand to the god-man of Egypt and said what the Lord told them to say: that the Lord claimed Israel as God’s own, and demanded they be set free to worship in the wilderness. But Moses already knows, we already know, that Pharaoh’s heart will be … Continue reading Liberation