Parashat Archarei Mot-Kedoshim

The things the children of Israel had to go through to be covered and have their sins forgiven is insurmountable compared to today and the way many of these church goers take their services so much for granted. I can remember how hard many of the elders worked preparing themselves for a given ceremony, only to have many of the participants come and take it so much for granted. Now many of those ceremonies and elders are all gone. Who is to perform them in their absence and what about the language those elders spoke when performing those ceremonies?

Most people are no longer afraid to commit sin! There is not longer any reverential fear of the Lord God evident in many churches or among practicing traditional Neshnabek today. Some people act and behave as though there is no God and they don’t care how much they sin, or whatever they do in the way of sin. Some people openly brag about how they have cheated and acquired something from another, cheating on taxes, cheating each other and committing adultery, both natural and spiritual, against their mates and a Holy God. We have forgotten how God stated to Israel, “I am a Holy God, be ye Holy for I am Holy!”

Hebrews 13:8 comes to mind and so does, Malachi 3:6-8.God hasn’t changed, we have and we must come back to that belief, that he is Holy and we must be Holy too!

Iw enajmoyan ngom

Nin se Neaseno

Published by neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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