Monday night was the start of Passover, the period when Jews celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery into freedom.This is the part of the Exodus story that sits most easily with modern culture. We like stories of people who shake off the yoke of oppression and taste the first bliss of liberty. We like it when masses of freedom-yearning people gather in city squares in Beijing, Tehran, Cairo or Kiev.
But that’s not all the Exodus story is, or not even mainly what it is...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thursday Thinking - The Meaning of Exodus
David Brooks had an interesting piece on Monday titled, "A Long Obedience." He suggests that the ancient story of Exodus is much more than a story of deliverance and freedom; it's a vision for leadership, solidarity, social order, and community stability.