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 →
Echo loved Narcissus
His beauty drawing and captivating her.
She followed and called out to him
But he spurned her love and ran away.
Deceit and seduction seized Narcissus because
He believed only in himself and
His vocabulary was solely I, me, and mine,
And he chose silence rather than companionship. Continue reading →
The woman was invisible.
She was the server waiting on a group of business people (mostly men). She served them well by keeping glasses filled, taking care of special requests, and serving the various courses of the meal.
But no one saw her. No one said thank you or acknowledged her presence. The most that anyone said to her was, “…more coffee over here,” or “That’s not what I wanted.” Continue reading →