March 30, 2017 Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent-A

Exodus 32:7-14

Psalm 106

John 5:31-47

“Why, O Lord, should your wrath blaze up against your own people?”  Exodus 32:11

Lord, your servant Moses is pleading on behalf of the Hebrew people.  Like a lawyer defending a client he asks God to remember his promises to the people he freed from slavery.  I know the Father does not need anyone to remind him of his promises.  Moses may have had a need to remember why he was chosen to lead the people to freedom and where they were going.  This brought to Moses’ mind a commitment to see his mission through.  At times, Lord, I need to reflect on everything you’ve done for me.  I need to recall your promise that you will never forget me and that you will lead me to eternal life if I walk with you.  The Israelites turned away and worshiped an idol.  Lord, may I stay faithful to you as you are to me.  I believe in my heart that out of great love for me you accepted the cross.  You continue to nourish me for my journey with your inspired word and your body and blood.  Lord, help me today to remember where I’ve been and where I am going.  Amen.