22 October 2023 – Sunday 29A (61A)

(Exodus 33:12-23)
Uncertain Moses
sought assurance for his task,
God’s guiding presence

Reassured Moses
wanted to see God’s glory
but got an after-view.

In mercy and grace,
tenderness* and name, we glimpse
the goodness of God.

Often still thought of
in human physical terms,
but God is much more.

In all and through all,
close and cosmic mystery,
God is beyond words.
    Jeff Shrowder, 2023
* The Hebrew, translated ‘hand’ in the text (v.22), refers to the inside/palm of the hand
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