Strangers Here
Poor, Broken, and Beloved


Be still and know

Focus is what we so often miss. as our eyes dart in multiple directions.

We cannot seem to stay on theme, on message, or on task.

We create alternate realities with alternate facts and individualized interpretations of the indisputable realities all to maintain some comfort with our paradoxically static stasis.

We want direction, strategy, a vision, and plan, a sense of purpose, but we are too busy with life to receive it.

We talk to much, think too much, calculate too much, eat too much, and fill our lives with too much to get a simple sense of direction.

Moses emptied himself of every other concern and went to the mountain to listen.

While he was there, isolated and settled, something happened.

 And the LORD said to Moses, “Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” neither ate bread nor drank water. And he twrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. - Exodus 34:27-28, ESV

In that short time, forty days, the silence and stillness would produce a few words of direction that would guide a people for thousands of years and change the course of history.

But he had to FOCUS on what HaShem (The ONE) had to say.

Where is the focus?

I know that I am lacking in it.

Are you?

Stop and listen. Sometimes we call it Sabbath.