The book of Deuteronomy tells us how Moses prepared these people for their new way of being. In this week's passage that is paired with the gospel lesson, Moses is emphasizing how important it will be to them to remember the instruction they have already received--instruction that has come to Moses from the Lord.
He preaches, "There's a way to live that is best. Following the intent of the Lord is the best way to run your lives."
And he adds, "Since I myself am not going to be there with you when you start making your new life, you will not only have to remember these teachings, but it's up to you to make sure that the next generation hears them, learns them, and lives them."
What did someone teach you that has improved your life? What did someone teach you about the church that has influenced you in a positive way? How is your life demonstrating the way God intends for the church to be?