Reflection — October 1st
Reflect: “Why did you bring us out of Egypt?”
Leaders have to field awkward questions. A soft answer might turn away anger, but Moses is unsure what to do; playing for time might be as faithless as the community, but praying for time is a faithful response. God advises Moses to make use of his colleague leaders, and to give the people a sign which will not only quench their thirst but remind them who alone can lead them safely.
In everyone’s life, “Why did you do this?” has to be changed to “Who was it who did this?”, thinking of God more than human leaders and human circumstances. Great in
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