Eldad, Medad, & Our God
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For 26 September 2021, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Numbers 11:25â€“29
Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.
Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, â€˜Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.â€™ And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, â€˜My lord Moses, stop them!â€™ But Moses said to him, â€˜Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lordâ€™s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!â€™
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
26 September 2021 @ 3:22 am
That was an amazing preaching! Thank you for so beautiful history of this reading.
marlene crouse mms
27 September 2021 @ 5:14 am
Dear Ann, Thank you for, as always, your thought provoking and spirit enlivening homily. It
seems we have peering at the horizon a long time awaiting your return. Thinking about the
phrase “hard-wired”. I suspect it is one thing to be hard-wired for evolutionary survival and
another for our spiritual survival as God’s people. That’s why God asked for 70 and not 72 etc.?
Well, I will proceed with more Godly conversations. Marlene Crouse, MMS