Monday, 30 March 2009

Courage and truth...

The readings of today (Susanna and the woman caught in adultery) have a few things in common:
  • a woman in involved, yet she is not the central figure of the narration.
  • it is one person versus the crowd
  • the accused is helpless... the system works against them completely.
  • help comes from one person, who dares to stand up for the accused against the crowd
  • the innocent is spared.... truth prevails.
Reading these episodes from the Scriptures is very gripping, consoling and offers great hope but I doubt if they repeat in today's context, especially the last two points!

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