Despicable is an understatement.
How could a father?
How could a God of Love!!?
How could God? How could Abraham?
Did God? Would God?
Not the God I know.
Definitely not the God of love, justice, & kindness.
Love God with all your heart, mind, being, & strength.
But what about love of neighbor?!
Or love for your own child?!?
No. This is not right. This story makes no sense. It is horrible and…
In this hour may your spirit of love, enlighten us about this repulsive tale.
May we learn and grow in your presence despite and through this uncomfortable story of a father and son. Amen.
See also In a World of Tough Choices https://liturgybits.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/in-a-world-of-tough-choices/