July 18, Tuesday of the 15th week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings:, Exodus 2, 1-15a, Ps 68: 3, 14, 30-31, 33-34, Matthew 11: 20-24
Today’s first reading makes us think about the brave women who are part of this story and its background. The backstory for this reading is the decree by the king of Egypt that all male children born to the Hebrews should be killed at birth. The Hebrew midwives, however, refused to obey this evil command. Moses’ mother and sister Miriam are next in this line of brave women as they take steps to ensure that the infant Moses will survive. Even Pharaohs’ daughter showed courage, being willing to adopt Moses, even though she knew that I went against her father’s command.
Our lives are filled with people who perform courageous deeds that protect and nurture others. Most of their names don’t make the history books or the evening news, but their lack of public attention does not diminish their impact. Let us think back on the brave people who have made our lives better, thank God for them, and ask for the grace to follow their examples.
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