An Advent meditation and prayer
God spoke, “Moses! Moses!” and further, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground” and Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
O Lord Jesus, in the flesh of your incarnate divinity, you bring God face to face. So, I pray that I, without fear, behold your holy wonder in every face. Of family and friend, stranger and foe. Of culture and clan. Of race and ethnicity. Of gender identity. Of aged and young. Of rich and poor. Of well and infirm. And, at times, perhaps the hardest for me, of the reflection in my mirror. Amen.
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Illustration: Moses and the Burning Bush, James Tissot (1836-1902)
 Exodus 3.4b-5, 6b