The Scapegoat

In Leviticus, God says for Aaron to bring two goats before he can enter into the Holy Place: a goat to be killed for the sins of the people, and a goat to remove their guilt by being set free: a scapegoat.

In language for some reason, we’ve recaptured the scapegoat from the wilderness and made it a person place or thing that we can blame for our wrongdoing. Even God.

Someone has done something of evil, but they’re a “good guy”, “she didn’t mean to do it”. I’ve done something wrong, of evil, but I wouldn’t of, if it wasn’t for men, this happening, women them, money, skin color. The deal with God is that there can be no more fake gods, for We cannot take care of an evil to rid it if we’re not admitting that it’s there. In this drive to always appear good, we are evil you see, the goodness being a disguise of course, of the master deceiver. As The French poet Charles Baudelaire once aptly observed, the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing people he didn’t exist. Everybody is “good”, but somehow the world is evil: blame it on God.

You are not free because the goat is guilty. The goat is free because the accountability that you have taken before your true Father has taken the load, the guilt off of you, and you are free.