Agape: February 27, 2020

Agape: The 2020 Lenten Devotional for St. Paul's Episcopal Church

“In your steadfast love you led the people whom you redeemed; you guided them by your strength to your holy abode.” -Exodus 15:13

During my formation years as a Benedictine Sister, I have studied theology rather thoroughly. It is written that Moses led 600,000 Israelites out of Egypt and he was 120 years old! God gave Moses the instructions and directions and Moses obeyed each and every one of them even though it was with great difficulty.

Every day, God shows us, guides us and directs us but we don’t seem to obey, even with little or no difficulty. We have it so easy… yet we don’t always feel and accept God’s steadfast love.

When times are tough; poverty, war, depression, homelessness, we gladly open up to God. Pharoah’s slaves, the Israelites, opened up to God when they needed Him the most. Yet, they seemed to do so with conditions.

We need to know God and accept His love and guidance on divine terms, not our terms. He is always available to us. All we have to do is listen and obey. His strength will guide us always.

Holy Father, help us to listen with the ear of our heart, to trust, follow and exalt you in every step of our journey on earth. Amen.
-Sister Katharine, OSB