Fourth Thursday of Lent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fourth Thursday of Lent, March 15, 2018 WORD of the DAY   But Moses implored the Lord, his God, saying, “Why, O Lord, should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?  Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and how you swore to them by your own self, saying, ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky; and all this land that I promised, I will give your descendants as their perpetual heritage.’”.   (Exodus 32: 9-13)   How shall I live this Word? Moses, Leader of Israel, does not give up repeating his plea to God: “… abandon the intention of hurting your people”. However, during his prayer, Moses understands that it is not a matter of converting Yahweh, but rather of rereading the history of Israel from its most distant progenitors. Here then enters Abraham, Isaac, and all those servants who had been faithful to God. The passage of Exodus is above all a catechesis on prayer, which, when it is well done, has the power to change our thoughts, our very...