Mt. Sinai Negotiations
The Hebrew people were sitting aroung Mt. Sinai. You could hear only
subdued murmur among them, but you could feel the tension in the air: For
hours now, Moses was on top of the mountain, hidden from their gaze by the
clouds wafting around its top. Sometimes the clouds became dark and you
could hear a thunder roling down. In spite of the warm weather this always
caused a shudder among the waiting mass.
The end of day was approaching and dusk was beginning to set in when
suddenly a figure came through the clouds and walked down the steep moutain
side carrying a heavy load. Moses.
He set down his load and raised his hands. "Friends," he said, "friends, it
was hard work and I have done my best. I have negotiated with Him, I used
every possible argument, every trick I could think of--and I think I was
successful. The good news is: I brought him down from fifteen to ten. The
bad news is: Adultery is still in."