Friday, May 27, 2005
Sins of the Fathers
Dinah's dad, Jacob, makes a point to wait before reacting to the whole "violation" thing. Maybe it was that he didn't care. But maybe he cared enough to not want to react too quickly. Here's a man well versed in scheming, who eventually grew to bargain with God and then to actually be humble before God. Perhaps at this point he's humble enough to be silent before acting. Meanwhile his impulsive sons have learned well from their dad's conniving ways to get things done. So while Dinah's dad is slowly trying to act wisely, her brothers are conjuring up revenge. Poor Daddy Jacob/Israel. Just when you begin to learn a lesson, you realize that your children are following your past foolishness more ahan your current wisdom.