Pitch Your Tent – Good News for July 28

28 07 2009

Exodus 33:7-11

The tent, which was called the meeting tent, Moses used to pitch at some distance away, outside the camp. Anyone who wished to consult the Lord would go to this meeting tent outside the camp. Whenever Moses went out to the tent, the people would all rise and stand at the entrance of their own tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.

As Moses entered the tent, the column of cloud would come down and stand at its entrance while the Lord spoke with Moses.On seeing the column of cloud stand at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise and worship at the entrance of their own tents. The Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another.

The Daily Path: Moses placed the meeting tent away from the activity of the main camp. I can only assume this was Moses way of 1) putting an exclamation point on separation between human living and the spiritual life requested by God; and 2) ensuring that those wishing to be in the presence of God could find some peace in order to prepare their own hearts and minds for a conversation with the Father.

I’m like many people who get “busy” living life. Unfortunately in doing so, I place far too many things ahead of the Lord. All too often I fail to go to my tent and converse with God. While I strive to go to church, the physical meeting tent, for Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or just quiet reflection, all too often I forget my inner tent. Even in the most chaotic surroundings, each of us have the ability to quiet our mind and withdraw from what is going on around us. In those moments, no matter how brief, we can talk face-to-face with our Lord.

No columns of cloud… only time seeking the presence of God.

Room to Chat: Get outside the busy camp of living. Pitch your inner tent. Find peace in the Lord.

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