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Tuesday Week 5 of Lent

It looks like both Moses and John accept the homeopathic principle—that like cures like, that a hair of the dog that bit you does you good. If you’ve been bitten by a fiery serpent—whatever that is—what you need is another serpent that has been through the fire—cast from molten bronze—and lifted up on a standard.

The lectionary compilers are making the parallel with Jesus lifted up on the standard of the cross to be a cure for all who look upon him—a cure for what ails us.

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