Don't Just Stand There--Do Something!
Preventing the brothers from taking positive action during the famine, fear also paralyzes us, rendering us incapable of addressing our most pressing spiritual, familial, and societal problems.
We can "look at each other" and evade the truth as long as we like, but eventually reality catches up with us. The other choice is clear: we can join together to "go down to Egypt and provide for ourselves"--that is, take the risk of confronting the truth about whatever problem confronts us, "that we may live."
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