Today when I was nursing my 20 month old daughter at Mass, I had a vision of little Mose nursing. I usually don’t picture Biblical people in that state but we happen to be talking about Moses this week in school so Mose’s plight was on my mind. I was doing my best to discreetly nurse my daughter, because ya know, only crazy women nurse past the age of 12 months. I mean, come on, they have teeth and can walk, that’s just crazy. (For those that know me outside of this blog, you can taste my sarcasm, I’m sure.)
But these were my thoughts.
If Moses was born in today’s society the story of Moses possibly wouldn’t have been. If there was no Moses than the 10 Commandments might not have taken place, the Chosen People might not have entered the Promise Land, and for all we know, the course of Christianity could have forever been changed.
I gather all this from the simple fact that in today’s society, breast are sexual objects. We can thank Hollywood for that. I was going to mention some certain names that come to mind but I don’t want to give them notice for their, er, breast. So if Moses’ mother lived in the year 2012 smack dab in the middle of the United States, she would have most likely weaned him at six months. After he was weaned, she would have handed him over to Pharaoh’s daughter.
Once she was done nursing him, she gave him back to Pharaoh’s daughter and Moses was raised as her own son. Thus, Moses spent most of his adolescent to adulthood as an Egyptian not a Hebrew. The only way Moses could have retained his Hebrew background and understanding his faith is if he was weaned at an age of reason.
I’m making an assumption here but I would guess he was nursed until at least five. Although seven seems to be a pretty powerful number in the Bible. That would have given his mother many years to train him properly and to know his faith. Therefore when he was weaned, he would have been old enough to remember who he was and where he came from.
Thankfully for us, Moses didn’t live in the year 2012 in the United States. Cause ya know, it is just darn right gross and unacceptable to use your breast for food and not pleasure.
Can you imagine all the good things that could come of our culture if we lived in a normal culture? It fascinates my mind.