March 11, 2007 Holy Ground
In the first reading for the third Sunday in Lent, God calls Moses from the burning bush. Why the bush was burning and yet not being burned seems to have captured the attention of Moses. God uses our curiosity to attract us.
God calls Moses by name. When Moses responds, God tells him to remove his sandals for the place where he is standing is "holy ground."
I suspect that wherever we experience God calling us by name is holy ground. When God is present there is a sense of reverence and all is holy ground.
In the Gospel for today we have the gardener cultivating the ground around the fig tree so that it may bear fruit in the future. How am I cultivating the ground around me? Am I aware that it is holy ground?