The first reading , yesterday, Trinity Sunday, came from Deuteronomy, the last of the ‘books’ of the Jewish Torah, the fifth book of our Bible, of its Old Testament. The book is a preaching of the law revealed by God to Moses at Sinai.
Israel had responded to God’s call and after ‘events’ (!) the people have left Egypt and are in the wilderness, a place (potentially!) of purification and preparation for entry into the life of blessing that God has promised them. However they had stumbled, hesitated, and turned from that promise.
A generation has passed. The time has come again for the people to choose. How will they respond to the Lord?
Moses said to the people: ‘Put this question to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was…
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