God called Moses to lead the chosen race out of slavery into freedom; but first they must turn their hearts back to God. Moses was given the Decalogue – the Ten Commandments – in order to help restore the people to a life of faith. St John tells us …since though the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ (Jn 1:17). Our Lenten journey encourages us to refocus on how much we need the grace and truth that Jesus offers us if we want to be set free from sin and death. First, like the chosen people of Moses’ day, we too must turn back to God asking His pardon for our failings. Then we must ask for His love to help us to enter into His promised freedom. God’s pardon and grace are the gateway to our liberation. Our Lenten journey will reach its promised land, its destination, when, God willing!, we walk together in the new light of our Easter Exodus with Christ as our light and guide. We pray that His grace and truth will mould us and shape us into a faith-filled pilgrim people.
…Tell how His covenant of grace unchanged shall ever stand.