When Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites from slavery, 10 plagues changed his mind. He freed Moses to lead the tribes towards the Promised Land. Then Pharaoh reversed course, chasing them, leading his armies to be washed away.
We’ve had tornadoes, hurricanes, economic collapse. Now a virus passes through our homes – this time sparing firstborn – targeting elders. Forecasters predict imminent record heat and a 17-year cicada infestation. Quarantined, glued to screens, video from Minneapolis and Atlanta awakens our hearts.
Will we advance — manumit, listen and comfort our oppressed – or, like Pharaoh, reverse course, chase our past, ultimately being washed away?