Unquenchable Love

Moses’ first response to the burning bush was curiosity: “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” By the end of his life, though, did Moses instead wonder at how appropriate this manifestation of God was—that God would be known in something that burns continually, a fire that never dims to embers, never dulls to cinders, never cools to ash?

This is the beginning of a sermon I wrote for this coming Sunday for Sermons That Work. You can read the whole sermon here.

Moses, in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna. I love this image, where the whole landscape is set ablaze, not just one shrub. It’s the kind of sign I would need.

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