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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Theophany on Sinai: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all people, who were in the camp trembled.  Then Moses brought out the people out of the camp to meet God.  And Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire and the smoke of it went up like the smoke of the kiln, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.  (Exod 9: 16-18)  The Navarre Bible)

God, in the Old Testament was portrayed as a Majestic God, a God who could only communicate directly with the chosen prophets.  A deeper theological thought will bring us to the reality that God is still that Eternal God who chose His messengers of His Word to the people.

As we contemplate on God's transcendence, we must not waver on perceiving Him as a Great God whose power is beyond understanding, a God who is unrivalled in all ways.  We must stand in awe of Him, at the same time comfortable with his presence.  On the other hand, the thought of His Omniscience and Omnipresence will keep us on track of our standing as God's creatures and children.  As we have all the rights to the Kingdom of God, we have also responsibilities to spread the Word about our Awesome God.  Only when one is ready to recognise Him as a Loving Saviour will it fully be realised. 

Let us all start now, as sinners, humble ourselves on His feet.  Like a baby with adoring eyes, let us call Abba Father,  "Help me to know you better and give me a faith like a mustard seed."

At this point in time, God sends Blessed Virgin Mary as the Messenger of the Truth.  When we become closer to Mother Mary, this Truth will set us free.  In addition, God chose also St Michael to guard His faithful and all those who seek Him with all their hearts.

Basically, all of the saints and Angels assist us to reach our heavenly abode.  We may stray at times, but the bottom line is, from the words of St Josemaria Escriva:  A saint is a sinner trying hard!"

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