Slow of Tongue, Fierce of Heart

Monday, April 10th makes the beginning of Passover for those of the Jewish faith.  Passover marks the celebration of the story of Exodus and Moses and his people fleeing Egypt.  One part of the Passover story is that when Moses is called by God to lead his people out of Egypt, he says he is “slow of tongue” and not eloquent or worthy of being a leader.  There are many things that we might convince ourselves that mean we aren’t leaders or can’t face oppression. But all of us are leaders and all of our skills are needed to echo justice in this world.  Honoring the spirit of Passover, I ask us all to reflect on the ways we can fight oppression and injustice, despite the ways we might want to stop ourselves.