Beanery Online Literary Magazine

April 8, 2008

BEYOND THE ROCK

The piece below was written in response to the poem, “The Well-Adjusted Child” (click on THE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILD to read). The author prefers to remain anonymous. Both pieces are filed in the category VISITOR WRITINGS and are responses by abuse victims to their mistreatment.

Both Aaron and Moses, being leaders, were subject to the pressures and demands of their followers, and were tormented by the critiques.

When God told Moses to talk to Jesus (the rock), Moses instead took the path of fear and allowed his emotions to rule his choice: he struck the rock. In essence, he went to Jesus demanding instead of (more…)