The Lord Alone


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?

Be courageous.

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One Response to The Lord Alone

  1. Jeff Kline says:

    In the Franciscan lectionary for today (the feast of St. Dominic), the first reading is from Paul’s 2nd letter to Timothy:
    “1I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. 3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, 4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. 5As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.”
    This has the same theme as from Deuteronomy, but also addresses the condition of much of today’s culture that turns away from the truth in favor of myths. If we can be steady and fulfill our roles as intentional disciples, the Lord will move mountains for us.

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