Joel Anticipates Max

When I heard this line from the first reading this morning, I immediately thought of our friend Atheist Max:

Spare your people, LORD!
do not let your heritage become a disgrace,
a byword among the nations!
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’

This notion pops up here and there in the Jewish tradition: trying to convince God to help us less for our sake, and more that it makes him look bad.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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