The Loved and the Unloved
What happens to Jacob after his flight in the night from Esau? He flees to Haran, his mother’s kinsman. When he arrives, we find a story with three scenes as Jacob interacts with three people: Rachel, Laban, and Leah. In that story, we get a picture of true love, unrequited love, and betrayal. All the things that keep you engaged as a reader.
When you get love right, things are great. But when you get love wrong, not so much. This story shows us both and because of that, it is a powerful story