Fourth Week of Lent – 2016

Fourth Week of Lent – 2016

Even while Moses, on the mountain, was receiving the commandments by which God’s people were to live, the Israelites had grown restless and created an idol for themselves, the golden calf, a glittering thing that they could see and admire – and adore. As a result, it seemed God was about to disown them, saying to Moses, “Your people, whom you brought out of Egypt….” But Moses is having none of it. “Your people, whom You brought out of Egypt….” he insisted. And God relented, took back his wayward people, and entered into a covenant with them, creating a strong bond between them.

 The journey to freedom is a long one and sometimes we too, weary of waiting for a hidden God, reach out for something more tangible and immediately appealing, seeking happiness and security where it cannot be found. But God’s offer of deliverance still stands. At every Mass we hear again, “This is the new covenant in my blood”. The sacrifice of Jesus, God and Man, is the unbreakable bond uniting God and his people. Jesus walks with us as we continue our desert journey to the Promised Land, the new life of Easter.