Out of College Station, TX comes a book for my 86th birthday present: Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul. I've been reading it bit by bit. This morning in the quiet time came understanding: it's a myth, the biblical myth, the American myth, yours and mine.
Great Britain was Egypt;
The Pilgrims were the Chosen People;
America was the Promised Land;
Like the first Chosen People they messed up in a hundred ways.
Roger Williams was the Prophet;
They banished him, just like the people put Isaiah in the cistern.
He told the future;
He brought Democracy (of a sort!).
But the myth goes on: layer by layer, bit by bit.
We are the Remnant.