Ram iz Unlucky

Date: 2/19/2009

Ram iz Unlucky - Sacrifice of Isaac

Poor ram. Got caught at a bad time.

As the two walked on together, Isaac spoke to his father Abraham. "Father!" he said. "Yes, son," he replied. Isaac continued, "Here are the fire and the wood, but where is the sheep for the holocaust?"

"Son," Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the sheep for the holocaust." Then the two continued going forward.

When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. Next he tied up his son Isaac, and put him on top of the wood on the altar.

Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.

But the LORD'S messenger called to him from heaven, "Abraham, Abraham!" "Yes, Lord," he answered.

"Do not lay your hand on the boy," said the messenger. "Do not do the least thing to him. I know now how devoted you are to God, since you did not withhold from me your own beloved son."

As Abraham looked about, he spied a ram caught by its horns in the thicket. So he went and took the ram and offered it up as a holocaust in place of his son.

From Genesis 22: 1-19 [USCCB].

(The image is from St. Cecilia parish in St. Louis, MO).

Wing harness on the angel!

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Melius servire volo!

Like the St Louis Rams?

Yes, very much like the Rams of late!