Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 13, A.D. 2005


Exodus 3:1-6,9-12
Psalm 103:1-4,6-7
Matthew 11:25-27


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The First Reading for today is one commonly known to many: the recounting of Moses being chosen by God to set His people free. There are many messages in the reading, but one that we might ponder today is that of God's presence to us.

Are we ever tempted to think that "the action" in life is elsewhere, definitely not where wešre performing our daily tasks? In todayšs First Reading we find Moses out in the fields obediently tending the flocks of his family. It was a difficult, tedious job, and yet this is where and when God appeared to Him in the flaming bush. God gave Moses the role of setting His people free, a difficult vocation to say the least, but He also promised Moses that He would be with Him. God has promised this to all of us, in Scripture, that He will always be with us.

The Gospel for today adds another dimension for us as we perform our daily routines. Not only are we to remember that God is always with us, but that we need to remain "childlike". "Childlike" refers to our need to remain open, humble, trusting,...among other characteristics. It does not contradict the possibility of being a leader, a role model to others, as was Moses. When God called to him from the flaming bush, he obediently answered, "Here I Am Lord". (Exodus 3:1-6)

Do we answer in the same way?

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS

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