The passage Exodus 23:1-5 was chosen for MH staff morning devotions one day last week. Verses 4 and 5 sparked some lively conversation with some saying this can be a very difficult passage to follow especially verse 5.
“When you come upon your enemy’s ox or donkey going astray, you shall bring it back. When you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden and you would hold back from setting it free, you must help to set it free.”
Exodus 23:4-5 NRSV
It struck me that culturally, there are many subjects and situations presented in the Bible that can be seen more literally here because of Haitian culture. Some passages can be very true to the reality of life
“What if you are called upon to assist by someone you might consider an enemy?”