10 Mar Fifth week of Lent 2016
It’s unbelievable! After the long trek through the desert, with all its privations, the Israelites reached the very border of the Promised Land. They even had a glimpse of the rich life it offered, in the bunch of ripe grapes carried back on a pole by those who had reconnoitered the country. But they scared themselves with stories of giants and the possibility of war with the inhabitants. They preferred to wander in the wilderness for another forty years rather than take possession of their freedom.