Our lives are full of endings and beginnings. We have all lost and welcomed significant people in our lives. As the Israelites draw closer to God’s land of promise, they grapple with the loss of their prophetic leader, Moses, and embrace their new leader, Joshua.
This week, as you listen to or read the news, pay special attention to the prophets in today’s world. Reflect on how they might be similar to Moses or Joshua.
A Rule of Love (The 10 Commandments Paraphrased)
Know that I am the Holy One, the powerful One.
Follow my ways, instead of following after
the things you like or want.
Be careful how you use my name, whether you
are speaking in anger or in joy.
I rested when I finished Creation. Follow
my example and rest on the seventh day of
each week. Keep that day holy.
Pay attention to your parents and other
adults who love you.
Keep my creation, all of it, healthy and alive.
Be loving in all your relationships.
Be happy with what you have, rather than take
Tell the truth.
Be happy that others have what they have.