Third Sunday of Lent
Moses said to God, “But when I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,
’if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?”
God replied, “I am who am.”
God, beyond all names, you have made us in your image,
we are like you, we reflect you, we are woman, we are man.
God, beyond all words, all creation tells your story,
you have shaken with our laughter, you have trembled with our tears.
God, beyond all time, you are laboring within us;
we are moving, we are changing, in your spirit ever new.
All around us, we have known you; all creation lives to hold you,
In our living and our dying we are bringing you to birth.
Let me realize I walk on holy ground.
Reflect on God present in all creation and how that presence makes all ground holy.
How do you attempt to name God?
God called out to him from the bush, Moses! Moses!”
He answered, “Here I am.”
God said, “Come no nearer!
Remove the sandals from your feet,
for the place where you stand is holy ground.
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork.
See God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God!
Meister Eckhart O.P
Do you think God is sleeping on a pillow in heaven?…God is wholly present in all of creation, in every corner, behind you and before you. If you truly understood a grain of wheat, you would die of wonder.
God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my shovel, my paint brush, my sewing needle – and my heart and thoughts.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.