We don’t fight with the fierce fear of Pharaoh. We fight, instead, with righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. That is the good fight of faith. But, you know what, that’s really hard to do.
Saint Augustine himself said of this parable, and I quote, “I can’t believe this story came from the lips of our Lord.”
So, together let us seek what has been lost. Let us search for what seems so lost nowadays: compassion, gentleness, justice, and basic human decency. Let us do the work of discipleship by celebrating together, with radical abundance, when what has been lost has been found.
When you think that Christian faith has no place in challenging the tyrants of the world, read the book of Exodus, and be uplifted by its story that tells us that God’s ultimate design for creation will not be thwarted by the likes of men like Pharaoh.