March 25, 2015

“A lost opportunity is the greatest of losses,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy in her Sentinel article “Now and Then.” (My. 18) Does that summarize Reuben, the eldest son of Jacob and heir-apparent, who was distracted by infidelity and untruthfulness?
You will notice that we are reading about Reuben’s role in Joseph’s Egyptian experience, and next week we will pick up with his brother Judah. The brothers we have been reading about (Issachar, Levi, and the first definition of Benjamin) expressed qualities from which we should fast in our consciousness, but Judah has aspirational qualities. The Messiah was prophesied to come from the tribe of Judah, so it will be interesting to think about Judah in relation to the Easter story.  I am letting you know ahead of time because I want you to stay involved in this progressive Bible story!