Today’s first reading (from Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9) features Moses trying to convince his people to follow the commandments of God. Moses is in the role of the teacher and leader. He believes in the way that God has instructed them to live.
Yesterday I read about of a young girl who was captivated by the story of Jonah being swallowed by the whale and then spending three days and three nights in its belly.
I don’t know if you saw it but on Facebook there were pictures of brooms standing up all by themselves in people’s kitchens, seemingly defying gravity! And what it led to was the question of what was really happening? Was it a hoax, or was there a unique physical explanation?
God helped them get up again when they fell, and then again and again, to continue the journey of growing and living for God.
If you’ve ever gone for a hike in the woods alone or driven somewhere unfamiliar, you’ve probably gotten lost at least once or maybe more times.
With the grace of God, we can confront evil in our day through speaking the truth in love.