This week’s texts invite reflection on moments that make us falter in our faith, the moments when our fear, however small, prevails over our instinct to do good.
A crisis of memory is at work in the story form Exodus. It raises the call to remember what it means to be God’s people. Faithful remembrance does not simply mean a recalling to mind. It leads to action -action that results, among other things, in putting that which is broken back together: re-membering. Say that word aloud, with the emphasis on the first syllable. For this action of putting and keeping the pieces, the relationships, together is what it means to keep covenant: with God, with one another.
What “re-members” you from individual believers into the one Body of Christ? How might the Body of Christ then move into the community and demonstrate love that advocates on behalf of God?