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As promised, God provides his people with endless supplies of meat. But they feast on it to excess so God punishes their gluttony with a severe plague. Aaron and Miriam seemed to have learned nothing and grumble about Moses. The problem here is one of jealousy which God punishes.

Moses then sends men to explore the land of Canaan in which they find a land flowing with milk and honey. On their return, they complain that the land cannot be taken because it is filled with giants living in fortresses.

When will man start to trust in the benevolence of God? Perhaps when he sends his only son to live among us? No, sadly not. Even when Jesus teaches, casts out Demons, cures the sick and feeds the 5000, man betrays him and then runs away at the first sign of trouble.

Jesus even sacrifices himself and leaves us the Eucharist so that we can receive him in Holy Communion every day. Yet within the church, we continue you to argue – should we receive communion in the hand or on the tongue; should mass be in Latin or in the vernacular; do we prefer guitars to organs and so on and so forth?

No! We must repent; we must turn back and focus on God, access the gifts of the spirit and together preach the good news!

Scripture: Numbers 11:24-13:33; Mark 14:22-52; Psalm 52:1-9; Proverbs 11:1-3

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