July 23, Tuesday Weekday
Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. — Exodus 15:1
Mass Readings: Exodus 14:21–15:1/Matthew 12:46-50
Parting the Sea
Today’s Old Testament reading describes Moses stretching out his hand and parting the sea. Recently scientists have reexamined this text because of an odd specificity: “a strong east wind came throughout the night.” Why from the east? Why all night? Could the account actually be literally true? And if it is true, can we figure out where it happened? Using computer models and meteorological data, researchers have joined biblical scholars in an attempt to uncover the actual history behind the event.
While evidence is still elusive and we may never “prove” the Exodus story (unless a collection of Egyptian chariots is found on some seabed), the more we learn about our world, the more we come to realize that faith and science need not be in opposition, but can exist in cooperation.
Prayer: God, let me always be open to truth, wherever it may be found.
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