Saturday, December 19, 2009

Horns o' Moses!

Today, while my pastor and I were picking hymns for the Epiphany and Pre-Lenten seasons, the topic of Moses came up. Specifically, the story about Moses coming down from Sinai with the tablets of the law, his face aglow from the presence of God. The people were terrified. And so, at their request, Moses put a veil over his face before speaking to them.

Being nothing if not a know-it-all, I asked the pastor, "Did you know this story is the reason Catholic art depicts Moses with horns on his forehead?"

"Of course," the pastor replied knowledgeably. "He had to hang the veil on something!"

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