Mar 19, 2017
By: The Reverend Andria Skornik
Who of us hasn't felt like Moses must have at Meribah? We give something our all, like he did in leading the children of Israel out of bondage, and all we hear are snide comments and complaints that our efforts weren't enough. The harder question is, how many times have we acted like one of the Israelites demanding water, compared to those when we gave our best efforts? It's easy to see bad behavior in others, less so in ourselves. The good news is that God has given us all the gifts we need to change our behavior, to be supportive and helpful instead of critical and dismissive. Just like the Israelites, we are on our way to a good place and God will help us get there.
The Scripture references are Exodus 17:1-7. Psalm 95:1-7, and Romans 5:1-11. The Gospel reference is John 4:5-30.