Of all the big things that happen in the Old Testament, the Exodus is one of the biggest, especially in terms of revelation (by God) of just who God really is. After the fast-paced, action-packed escape from Egypt (In theaters this December, "Red Sea Renegades," starring Chris Pine as Moses and Morgan Freeman as God, with Bruce Willis as Pharaoh!), things seem to bog down when they get to the desert.
Last Sunday's Old Testament reading shows God saving the people (again) in spite of themselves, a less dramatic event compared to some of the flashier miracles of the Exodus. So was last Sunday's snapshot of extra help by God during the Exodus just a random thing, a one-off in the middle of Ordinary Time?
Not at all. This Sunday's Old Testament reading tells us that what the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross shows us about God's love and how God works is not a one-time deal at all - but God's idea of normal.
More on this tomorrow.
Sunday’s Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092114.cfm