Our scriptures today have a similar underlying theme of expressing the need to have a relationship with God. We all struggle at various times and for various reasons in our relationships. But sometimes people become more distraught when they feel their relationship with God is not going well.
In the story of Moses going up the mountain to commune with God and to receive the commandments reminds us of what can happen in relationships. Moses was taking a little bit longer up there on the mountain than the Israelites had the patience for. In their impatience they crafted the golden calf to worship (or relate to).
Jesus calls people into relationship by pointing to the Father; however, he also points out the many things that distract us from being in relationship with God. We may become lost in our waning relationship with God (and one another) and become impatient in waiting for the right relationship. Follow the lead of Moses in reminding God of His goodness and relent from your anger. Rather, exercise patience and growth, knowing that God is at work in all things.
Spiritual Reflection: “How might I help God put things right in myself and my life today?”
Continuing our journey,