“At that time they made a calf, offered a sacrifice to the idol, and reveled in the works of their hands.”
Today’s story is remembering the Hebrew people’s time in the wilderness when the people convinced Aaron to help them create an idol. Their leader was nowhere to be found, although he was interceding on their behalf to God. They were getting restless and their expectations of their liberation were beginning to be broken. They lost touch with gratitude. When we lose touch with our gratitude, we give in to the temptation of idolatry, just as the Hebrew people did. Reflect on a time when you have worshipped something or something else because you lost sight of gratitude. What did you worship? How did you bring gratitude back into your life?