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Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Advocate

Moses by Michelangelo
Among leaders in consideration of their impact on humanity within a historical context, Moses, the Hebrew prophet is the most influential and the greatest among Jewish culture and religion. His background obtained from written documents as well as from multiple scholarly interpretations of his life is rich in adventure, Jewish traditions and simply an individual of exceptional upbringing chosen to receive the Covenant Ceremony on Mt. Sinai, or the Ten Commandments. A strong personality among his people, he established the religious community known as Israel and was an advocate for the people he led, see excerpt below taken from the Book of Exodus Chapter 32:12-14,

Why should the Egyptians say,
'With evil intent he brought them out,
that he might kill them in the mountains
and exterminate them from the face of the earth'?
Let your blazing wrath die down;
relent in punishing your people.
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel,
and how you swore to them by your own self, saying,
'I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky;
and all this land that I promised,
I will give your descendants as their perpetual heritage.'"

So the LORD relented in the punishment
he had threatened to inflict on his people.

We find advocates all around our community. These persons may be your local councilman, a barangay chairperson, social worker, guidance counselor, a lawyer and yes, we include our confessors, nuns, priests, bishops and Catholic laity for our spiritual well-being.

Are you an advocate for someone? Do you have an advocate? Who is your advocate? 

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