Are we there yet?

I’m hungry. 

Are we there yet? 

She’s touching me. 

Are we there yet? 

When you hear things like that, you know it’s a great trip.  The kind of trip that makes you never want to get in a car again.  Ever. 

In the first reading for Sunday (Exodus), Moses and Aaron don’t just get a car full of whiners.  They get an entire people of whiners. 

One month ago, God’s people left Egypt.  God leads them in a pillar of fire, rescues them from a pursuing army, and frees them from slavery.  And now? 

They wish they were dead. 

The miracle?  That God doesn’t grant their wish. 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Sunday: