Educating for the Lived Gospel #139

Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ (Exodus 3:5)

In ancient times, slaves walked with bare feet. Part of the symbology here is not approaching God as an equal. This text encourages us to approach God in prayer in humility. It also asks us to ponder what and where is holy ground in our lives – our families or our ministry. This text also prompts us to remain alert to the ‘sacred surprise’ – the holy moment we weren’t expecting.

We need to guide the young people in our care to glimpse the holy ground in their lives – those people and relationships that love, nurture and help them to be their best selves. By helping them to build a relationship with God through prayer, the young will be more alert to savour the graced opportunity when it presents itself.

Have a great week…and a great term!

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