It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Necessity of Presence, Reflection on Exodus 33:12-16

Which is more frightening that God is right here with us and knows exactly what we are doing right now? Or, that God is not here, not paying attention to us and our needs?

While Moses traveled to the mountaintop to visit the Lord and receive the tablets, the people misbehaved badly.

Now, the Lord has said to Moses that the trip will continue and announces, "My presence will accompany you."

Moses is unhappy with this news. What does presence mean to him? Does he think that the Lord is going to go back to the mountaintop and send only an assistant to accompany the people?

Lectio Divina: Psalm 99:1-4

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