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Moses the Divine Risk Manager

Moses was anointed a divine risk manager by “E”. He received instruction and guidance from the One Who Cannot Be Named.

Armed with this knowledge and insight Moses looked upon the condition of his people and took action to free them from the bondage of enslavement and oppression. Time after time he went before the CEO of Egypt, (The Pharaoh) to ask him to conform to God’s will and to warn him that if he failed to do the right thing he will risk God’s wrath.

The Passover is a recounting of a mitigation strategy that worked. The Passover comes from Moses instruction to the Jews to paint lambs blood over their homes doorjambs so that they might be spared the cost of God’s retribution. Those who followed Moses instruction suffered no consequence. Those who did not heed the warning by failing to perform this action suffered the loss of the households first born son “and there was a great cry throughout the whole land of Egypt, such as there has never been, nor ever will be again.”

As is usually the case, those who fail to take action to mitigate risk suffer consequences. Those who take protective action improve their odds that they will not suffer negative consequence of a risk event due to the result of the steps they took. They also enhance their possibility to be blessed with knowing and experiencing peace and the prayerful expectation of deliverance.  When anxiety, problems, or worries threaten to overwhelm me I take a minute to slow my mind and try to re-center myself by evoking an effective risk management tool with this simple prayer.

“God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and wisdom to know the difference.”

For me, the Serenity Prayer is like painting lambs blood on the doorjambs of my mind. It remains my fervent hope that difficulties passover your house. But when troubles do visit may you find the strength, courage and fortitude to survive and grow from the challenges and travails of life.

We wish everyone a meaningful and blessed Passover.

Peace as in the word Shalom.

Peace as in a greeting of Salaam Alaikum.

May a Peace that passes all understanding be with you always.

May a Peace that recognizes the joined hands of Namaste be seen in all hearts.

You Tube Music Video: Louis Armstrong, Go Down Moses

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April 20, 2008 - Posted by | Bible, faith, holiday, seasons, unions | ,

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