The first reading (Deuteronomy) is part of a deep conversation at the start of a relationship. Between God and His people. Knowing that puts everything in a different light.
Your daughter loves green beans. And then some. Her first word was “more” while pointing at your green beans. McDonald’s was thinking of her when they came up with green bean pie.
Green beans had to be at every meal. Green beans were her go-to snack. Which is why it was such a stunner when she turned 3 and informed the world that she hated green beans.
Want to damage a relationship? Randomly change something the other person is relying on. That’s why there’s all of the stuff about not changing in the first reading. God wants this relationship to work.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday