I am really being shaken to the core as I reread my own experience of victimization inside a religious community through the lens offered here. But I want to answer the question here of who the unheard voice is in the story I chose above from Ex 32. The unheard voice, the ones who are figures of Christ are the 3,000 brothers, friends, neighbors who are put to death by the Levites. My heart aches and searches for a way to stay in the church as I see more and more clearly the endless repeating of this dynamic in so many churches through the ages – the Levites as the “righteous ones” whose own goodness must be created over and against the rest. I can also honestly admit that I have stood on both sides at various times. It does give me hope to unmask the game – that there is another way… to live together, to create unity than by making victims.