The Middling Goodness of Laban
Type of Event: Worship Service: Informal Family
Date Recorded: July 23, 2017
Location: Bryn Athyn Heilman Hall
Topics: Regeneration / Spiritual Growth
In the middle of the story of Jacob, he spends a significant amount of time in Haran with his uncle Laban. Was it a good thing or a bad thing that Jacob lived with Laban for so long? “Laban” symbolizes “mediate good” or “middling goodness” in the middle of our own spiritual journeys. He represents our mixed motivations; the times when we do good things for selfish reasons. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for us?