The Oasis - April 10, 2024

Author: Rev. Eric Dupee
April 10, 2024

As many of you did, I watched the eclipse this week. As I reflected on the relationship of the earth, moon, and sun, I thought of the following words of the Midrash. Midrash refers to a type of biblical interpretation. It is also a collection of rabbinic writings composed between the years 400-1200 AD. 

                                                                                                                                       The Last World

“And God saw everything that had been made, and found it very good.” And God said: This is a beautiful world that I have given you. Take good care of it; do not ruin it.

It is said: Before the world was created, the Holy One kept creating worlds and destroying them. Finally, God created this one, and was satisfied. God said to Adam and Eve: This is the last world I shall make. I place it in your hands: hold it in trust.
                                                                                                                                                                                                From the Midrash


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