12 March 2023 – Lent 3A (21A)

(Exodus 17:1-7)
Moses struck the rock,
the water most likely flowed*
and the people lived.

The place-name given
remembers their lack of faith
not God in their midst.

In our faith journey
we too sometimes make ‘place-names’
for the times of doubt.

Is God-in-our-midst,
the presence of the holy,
what they remember?
    Jeff Shrowder, 2023
* The text doesn’t say directly, we just assume that it did.
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