Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Exodus 34:29-35

Epiphany 6 - Year C

Exodus 34:29-35

Today's world associates a shining, glowing face with a happy face; an I-get-to-do-what-I-want-to-do face.

Moses' face shone as a result of an encounter with G*D's limits. If you see Moses coming toward you with a shining face - run! - you can bet there is going to be another boundary for your life coming.

While there are blessings in limits, they seem to bring a temptation to test them. We don't accede to them simply because they are attributed to G*D. Moses' shining face reveals how unreflective of the god's images we are. We are not eager to see such shining in orbit around our black hole sucking everything toward our id.

The veil approach (closeting) didn't work then and doesn't work now. Let the energy of life that brings healing flow and let the commandments shaping us toward healing beam their warning lights. We, like Moses, live within these poles.

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