On a scale of 1 to no never, rate the saddest, most pathetic craft project or build you can think of.
No matter what you choose, there’s at least one Instructable on it. But whatever it is, the project in today’s first reading has it beat.
There are no golden calf Instructables. The whole golden calf thing is that pathetic.
Because it’s that pathetic, it’s easy to miss the point. Most of us are a lot less blatant when we worship things that aren’t God. Sometimes we’re so subtle, we don’t even realize we’re doing it.
It’s almost like we’ll do anything to distract ourselves. To avoid dealing with the reality of the One who loves us best. The One who loves us all the way to Good Friday.