How is it that we who know so much more than Moses did about how much God loves us still are so timid in sharing our faith with others? How about with our families? Do we speak of the Lord whether we are at home or abroad, or do we fall into the trap of not wanting to offend others? Isn’t our mission to give everyone an opportunity to say yes to Jesus? After all, isn’t it really a matter of life or death?
Moses said to the people:
“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength.
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.
Drill them into your children.
Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.
Bind them at your wrist as a sign
and let them be as a pendant on your forehead.
Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.
He is the eternal God, the Lord alone. Without him, none of us can inherit eternal life. Aren’t our spouses, families and friends worth us taking the risk of rejection or alienation? Don’t we want to share Heaven with all of those we love?