Tonight my lesbian feminist family will again enjoy the Passover ritual, the seder, and eat festively and probably excessively.
This morning Boston Globe columnist James Carroll published a timely reminder to those of us who are Christians that we have long misused our own scriptures:
Then lots of other folks, Gentiles, became adherents of the Jesus movement. They didn't have a horse in the family fight between the two strains of Judaism -- but they vigorously adopted the quarrel as their own and took it out on the weaker party, the Rabbinic Jews, for a millennium or so. As Carroll adds:
Now I know I've been writing about the human contribution to desertification lately, but it is hard not to wonder whether God pulled a fast one on Moses.