A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Without Moses

In today’s first reading (Deuteronomy 31:1-8), Moses bids farewell to the people of Israel, after having led them for more than 40 years. He was the only leader any of them had known and their main connection with God.

The message with which Moses leaves them is simple: you can go on without me, for the Lord is with you.

So too we may have people in our lives upon whom we have relied, in matters spiritual, practical and emotional.

But all things are passing in this world and sooner or later in this life we will be parted from the ones we love and the ones upon whom we have relied.

But God is always with us.

May we go forward and rely on the Lord, drawing ever closer to him in every part of our lives.