greatest journey

Today’s first reading tells of a mountain-top encounter between God and Moses. God tells Moses to head back down the mountain because the people are in the process of creating their own God – a golden calf.

Without an awareness of the presence of God this is what we all do; if we are not building idols then we are perhaps trying to re-form God in our own image forgetting that our identity is found in the fact that each of us in made in the image of God. God is not a human creation. God is not made in our image. Thanks be to God it is we who are created in the image of God.

We are much more fortunate than the Old Testament people, and even more fortunate than Moses who had to endure a mountain-climb to converse with God. In Jesus, God has come down from the heavens and now in 2018 dwells among us.

An Invitation:
Take a moment to recall what you consider to be the greatest journey of your life. Remember the highs and lows associated with that journey.
Now savour the wonderful fact that God has gone through all of this and much more to be with you in your present reality today.
6 Responses to "greatest journey"
  1. John 14:23

    King James Version
    Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

    World English Bible
    Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.

  2. more and more as I look at Moses i see a most faithful man, who without our hindsight trusted God and Him only, had the courage to intercede on behalf of those who continually mummer and grumble (we haven’t changed much!). Moses shows us how we can change if we keep our eyes on our Lord only. (hard to imagine him as the man who argued with God that he could be God’s mouthpiece not so far before!) Thank you for your encouragement each morning Fr John.

  3. John, it’s true, if I look on my own in difficult I’m lost, but if I look for Jesus and I remember that is He that come to me nothing may let me down.

    Thanks, I’ll remember this on my job’s difficults

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