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“I Am who I Am. I Am has sent me to you.” Exodus 3:14-15
Last Thursday at Mass we heard the story of God meeting Moses. Moses asked God what he should say to the people who asked him about meeting God. God said to Moses, “this is what you are to say, I Am who I Am…I Am has sent me to you.”
Before Mass I had exposed the Blessed Sacrament at the temporary Chapel we have in Connolly Hall. The men who are working on the Cathedral came in to remove one of the Connolly Hall windows for repairing. They had drills and saws and hammers which they used to take out the window and replace it with plywood. They were incredibly respectful of the few people who were there praying as they worked on getting the window out before the 8am Mass.
As I was reflecting on the Reading from Exodus and God saying, “I Am,” my thoughts turned to the way people today say, when there is a situation or some circumstances, they are unsure of, “well, it is what it is.” There were a few of us in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, about three metres away two men were working on a window, and God was present saying to us as was said to Moses “I Am.”
“I Am,” was present to us, God was present, God was with us as he was with Moses, and with the two men working on the window. My prayer became “God is!” “God is here!” “God is with us!” “God is still being made known to us today!”
The fact is that God is a wonderful mystery; if we spend every hour we have mediating and praying we will still not know very much about God, however God says, “I Am!” God is! Are we content with the mystery of God? Are we happy just to be in God’s presence knowing that “God IS!”
We pray for the grace to see God more clearly in our lives.
Nāku noa. Nā