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Sunday Scripture Reflection: Exodus 3:1-15

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

On this Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we reflect on the experience of Moses as he met YHWH (the Lord God) in the miraculous fire of the bush that was not consumed. This experience led Moses to a complete change in his life and the beginning of his ministry and leadership of the Israelite people. God's invitation to Moses was not easy to accept, and the mission God gave to Moses was not easy to do...we will explore Moses' challenges and his faithfulness to God's call to him.

Our Scripture passage is found in the Book of Exodus, chapter 3. Our passage may be found by following the provided link: (Exodus 3:1-15).

For continuing study, reflect on these questions (found in the study guide below):

  • After reading the Scripture passage from Exodus, what images or thoughts come to mind regarding the mystery of how God reaches out to Moses in the wilderness?

  • Take note of any "action verbs" associated with God in this story, and reflect what these verbs might tell us about the nature of God?

  • What aspects of God remain a mystery to Moses, and to you?

  • As we make our way through these challenging and turbulent times, read the "So What..." paragraph below and consider the questions: what about letting go of old ways; what about letting go of current ways; what about embracing new ways of being in this world?

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