Build a Tent for the Lord

In the first reading, the Word of God tells us that “Moses did exactly as Yahweh had commanded him.” With all his strength, with all his soul, with all his heart, Moses built the Holy Tent where God the Almighty could really dwell. And so the glory of Yahweh filled the Holy Tent.

God’s glory, His Presence, will also fill us even now if we do exactly as Yahweh commands us. He is the same God of Moses, and His word stands.

Our saint of today, St. Alphonsus de Ligouri, also did exactly as God commanded him – to build a tent, a human tent, where Yahweh would dwell. And this is now the Congregation of the Redemptorists which he founded.

Let us do exactly as Yahweh, our God, commands us. Let us do it with all of our strength, with all of our soul, with all of our mind, and surely Yahweh will dwell in our tents all throughout our journey of life. So doing, we will be able to catch in our tents – our nets – all kinds of fishes, fishes that will delight God the Most High.

In our works and doings, let us do all for the glory of God and deliberately fish for God so that His tent will be filled with His glory – His children.

At all times look to Jesus, who dwells in our tents and peacefully, softly, gently, with fidelity and perseverance, pray: “We are Yours, dear Lord, all that we have belongs to You.”

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