The Limits of Justice

Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJVPosted by

If revenge, as the proverbial saying has it, is a dish best served cold, then the story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis provides all the ingredients for a perfect meal. Sold into slavery by the treachery of his brothers, Joseph is carried off into Egypt where, after years of exile and loss, he becomes, by an astonishing reversal of fortune, chief minister in the governance of the country, charged by Pharaoh himself with the distribution of grain during the years of famine.  Meanwhile, the brothers are sent into Egypt by Jacob, their father, to buy some of that grain, and they find themselves face to face with the one whom they long ago sought to kill. Having marinated for so long the injustice done to him, how sweet the thought of revenge must be!

The Limits of Justice

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