Thursday, April 15, 2010

More on Wednesday of Easter 2

I noticed some interesting connections between Exodus 24 and Luke 5:
  1. Both texts are useful in catechesis on the Sacraments - the Supper and Absolution, respectively.
  2. Exodus 24:11 has this line, "And He did not lay His hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank."  If you forget about the prohibition on seeing God, this makes no sense.  However, Peter with his "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord" reminds us why God should have laid His hand on the chief men of Israel.
  3. God does not lay His hand on them and destroy them in Exodus.  God DOES lay His hand on the man in Luke, and his leprosy does not destroy him.

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