Educating for the Lived Gospel #266

Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. (Exodus 34:29)

One way of describing prayer is ’talking to God’. Few of us can claim to have done so in the immanent way that Moses did. One way of seeing this passage is that being closely connected to God means that all is right with us – and it shows. In what is essentially a reflection on John 10:10, St Irenaeus said that ‘the glory of God is the human being fully alive’. There are many ways in which we can shine as God intends.

Owning and using the goodness that is in each of us is a significant way that we become fully alive and appreciating other’s giftedness also builds community. Realising God’s closeness in prayer is a primary way to be whole. As contemplatives like Richard Rohr (www.cac.org) teach us, it is about seeing our continuous connection with God and others. This wondrous river of Love holds us, supports us and feeds us if we have the eyes to see. My glimpses leave me thirsting for more…

Have a great week!
Patrick

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