Genesis 37: 19, 20a: “And they said to one another, ‘Here comes this dreamer! Now then, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits.” Isn’t it interesting? The brothers of Joseph were concerned enough over their father’s sheep to move them from Hebron to Shechem, about 80 km, and from there another 40 km to Dothan, but none of them except Reuben had the same shepherd’s compassion for their own flesh and blood! Perhaps because the sheep represented the family’s wealth, while Joseph represented a royal pain. But we all know pains like that in our own lives, probably right in our own local Church, yes? How do we treat them - as Reuben did, or as Judah and the rest?