God’s Women Miriam

Imagine if you were pregnant and the government wanted to kill your son when he was born! That is the beginning of this story of Miriam whose mother gave birth to Moses. Miriam had an essential role in the life of Moses. She herself was a Prophetess who could speak in God’s name. As Fr. Mike tells the history of this woman, it sounds like a dramatic TV series. There is deception, death threats, murder, separation, jealousy, tragedy and finally forgiveness. What a story! He talks, too, about the scene of Miriam and the women playing tambourines and dancing their praise to God.Then he applies all this to our lives today. Fr. Mike asks important questions that are worth pondering. Is tragedy a punishment from God? What about gossip? What about the role of women in the Church?