The first reading at today’s Mass was Genesis 22: 1 – 18. This is the story of God calling Abraham to sacrifice his son Issac. Abraham and Issac travel to the bottom of the mountain where they leave the servants and go by themselves to the top. When they get there they build an altar and Issac gets onto it and Abraham ties him to it. Just as he is about to plunge the knife into Issac the Lord stops him. More