As you can imagine
(arguing over who was or wasn't holy and
people being swallowed by the earth)
This stuff is stressful.
The people got upset.
Many of them yelled at Moses,
saying it was all his fault.
They got themselves all worked up
and it made them sick.
The Holy One sent Aaron
(you remember Aaron?
He's the 'Big Brother.')
Anyway, Aaron was sent out
with some great smelling incense
to stand in the middle of the people.
It says he stood between the living and the dead.
this cured the people of a plague that had broken out.
the Holy One asked each family group to get a walking stick
and write their names on them.
There were twelve big family groups,
so there were twelve cool looking staves
decorated with the names of each person in the family.
Then, the twelve staves
(big walking sticks)
and taken into the Tent of Holiness
to make it "official"
(to kinda show off all this coolness)
started to bloom
it got leaves
It was Beautiful to Look At.
After all this
the Holy One
began to teach them
how to dedicate themselves
to serving others
Aaron and his family members weren't allowed to own much
they spent all their time
learning about holiness
and helping others
and the rest of the assembly did their best
to follow what the Holy One had told them
for Aaron and his family
looking after everyone
while the people of the One
started to grow up
love & love,