Miriam is about repentance.
John the Baptist cried out in the wilderness for the repentance of man. Those willing to listen to his words were forever changed by the baptism he offered as he prepared the way for the Savior. Too often today we are told that sin isn’t real, that we aren’t sinners. But to deny our sinful nature encourages us to lose out on the salvation offered by Christ. Miriam’s story begs us to ask ourselves the difficult questions about our own natures and about our own culpability in an age where no real responsibility exists.