Genesis 25
The care of God in the face of indifference

In this ancient Hebrew story of Genesis we read of the generations, the matriarchs and patriarchs – ancestors - of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths.  

Stumbling along.

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...