In this episode we encounter stories that are difficult to read. From the Genesis call to protect the murderer, to the Judges account of the concubine who clings to the threshold as she takes her last breath, and finally to the heart-breaking (and yet inspiring) tale of Amalia and Gil... these two chapters were so difficult to read (and discuss) that they reminded us of our journey through Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy.
As disturbing as these stories are, we felt responsible to hold them up and to sit in the discomfort for a while, knowing that we live in homes and worship in a sanctuary with many "thresholds". These chapters force us to reckon with questions like: Who is on the other side of our thresholds? Whose bodies do we blindly and ignorantly step over each day as we go about our lives with blinders on? And, How might we begin to open those physical and metaphorical doors to welcome and love those who we find on the outside?
Listen in... it's rough, I'm warning you. We'd love to know what you think!