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Was he the man?

From the June 1979 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Jacob —wasn't he the one who cheated Esau of his blessing at their mother's instigation? Wasn't he the one who tricked his father, who was old and growing blind, then fled before his brother could become a murderer? Wasn't he the one who had a problem with his thigh, and slept on stone— a mortal with a long list of evils past, for which he must atone? or was he Israel —after whom whole nations of, generations of, Christly men would follow? Wasn't the past swallowed up in an opening path when he saw God as omnipresent and man as loving son, caring brother? Didn't his brother run to kiss him, and didn't he bring a family safely home? June Rice Scheetz.