In this ancient Hebrew story of Genesis we read of the generations, the matriarchs and patriarchs – ancestors - of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths.
In these stories there are times of care for others and also of care-lessness or indifference. And how the promise, the grace and care of God, the Creator, continues through and in spite of them. And I kind of breathe a sigh of relief. For I all too well know humanities propensity for both caring and care-less apathy.
I am struck today by the contrasts of care and care-lessness or indifference in our readings. Taking a narrative approach, lets walk through the story paying particular attention to this theme as it applies to each character.
Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Esau...