I have nothing very profound to say this week. All I have is:
The following passage is making me rethink my post from last week...
The Lord said to Moses: "Order the Israelites to expel from camp every leper, and everyone suffering from a discharge, and everyone who has become unclean by contact with a corpse. Male and female alike, you shall compel them to go out of the camp; they are not to defile the camp in which I dwell." (Num 5:1-3)That seems rather mean! Could anyone shed any light upon that topic? I would very much appreciate it.
My question is: If (as I suggested last Sunday) God is just implementing basic hygiene by labeling people as "clean/unclean" and making them quarantined etc., why is He making them practical outcasts from society?