03 January 2011

When the Staff Is No Longer Available

on Joshua 3

Moses' staff is no longer available to split water.

So Joshua appoints the priests to use the Holy Ark of the Covenant, carrying it into the Jordan River and dividing the water so the Children of Israel can pass through.

Charismatic leadership, individual power and prowess are replaced at times in history by communal leadership and the structures of the law.

Or, choose your own metaphor.  But keep it clean, people.

2 comments:

David A.M. Wilensky said...

So no metaphors about a national birth canal...?

Andy Bachman said...

Every man is free to choose his own metaphor. It's a free country.