It was just what I needed to read right now....
I really like the analogy, Sol. Joseph is a favorite story of mine, and my daughter's, because of the idea of the coat of many (rainbow) colors, but also about anger and betrayal and, ultimately, salvation and forgiveness. One of the most beautiful parts of the story for me, is when Joseph struggles with his own capacity to forgive his brothers for their wrongdoing, and yet, does forgive them. That is so beautiful to me, because there were so many reasons he could have kept his forgiveness from them. I love our uniqueness and pride and the way we shine, especially when we band together. And, to have our faiths to sustain us and guide us, and for the God we know to be to continue to love us in the way that we know Jesus would have loved and embraced us, it is a tremendous feeling. It is so nice to read a story from the Bible being used to advocate for us instead of against us. Bravo! Peace, Vanessa