Seen through the lens of Western culture, the response of the nation of Israel to a man named Achan seems excessive and Taliban-like. All Achan did was take a little stash for himself from the victorious battle against the Jericho-ites.
Who would miss a beautiful robe and a little cash?
By the same reasoning, how serious is a measly stolen credit card or iPhone? Or a stolen test answer? Or keeping one’s wallet closed when asked to contribute to some good cause? Or not signing up to help with a project or provide a meal to someone who is hungry? Continue reading →