The story of Isaac and Ishmael is difficult to read. The account follows two half-brothers born to the same father and different mothers. As the story played out, one was adored and one was banished. One was considered the heir of their common father; one was disinherited.
In my church, where prayer concerns are raised during worship by members of the congregation, the employees of Market Basket were raised up by non-employees. People across the political spectrum talked about refusing to shop out of solidarity for the workers.
In a scene that would make Unitarians shout in joy, standing beside the Mormon Glenn Beck were conservative Christian icons like Palin and Bachmann and even Richard Land, the spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention.