A long time ago, I became a Boy Scout … mostly because my friends told me they went camping all the time!
I loved camping! Our scoutmasters were former Marines and knew all about living in the wilderness (much to our parents’ relief). As I read about the Israelites’ camp today, I thought about their meeting tent. We set our tents up in a similar way; the leader’s tent was further away from ours and if we needed a point of authority, we had to go consult with them.
The tent setup is similar to living in the faith; we make a journey from our comfortable place and seek God’s counsel. This counsel usually includes help with our current situation, need for forgiveness, or a quiet place of meditation. However we find it, God is present when we ask for Him, even in the wilderness.
Where do you find God? What do you most often seek him for?
Keep us close Lord, as the Israelites in the desert, we look to You for guidance in our lives.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!