Listen To Me!

When Rabbi Bunam was asked why the first of the Ten Commandments speaks of God bringing us out of the land of Egypt, rather than of God creating heaven and earth, he expounded: "Heaven and earth! Then man might have said: 'Heaven -- that is too much for me.' So God said to man: 'I am the one who fished you out of the mud. Now you come here and listen to me.'"