The gaze of God

And God gazed upon everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.  –Genesis

And the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.   And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to the LORD to gaze and many of them perish.  And also let the priests who come near to the LORD consecrate themselves, lest the LORD break out upon them.”  –Exodus

God did not wish to have man alone in the throes of evil.  And so he turned his gaze to Mary.

How beautiful is the gaze with which Jesus regards us – how full of tenderness! Let us never lose trust in the patience and mercy of God.  –Tweet from Pope Francis

I heard from the Maronite Monks of Adoration.  Easter weekend is going to happen, a visit from Thursday to Monday morning manifesting, allowing Friday through Sunday exaltation. A thin place allowing God’s gaze acute attentiveness.


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