Today’s Old Testament reading is one of the most bizzarre Old Testament stories. Jephthah makes a vow to the Lord that he will sacrifice whatever (or whoever) comes out of his door first if the Lord will deliver the Ammonites into his hands. It turns out that the Lord does deliver them into his hands, but the first to come out of his door is his daughter. He in turn sacrifices her, but not before allowing her time to bewail her virginity. HERE is an article by Doug Chaplin (aka Clayboy) about the reason for her bewailing. It is not what we in our modern society might think. I intend to post my own thoughts on this story later.