Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Be God's Friend: Daily Mass Homily--Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
In our reading from Exodus we heard, “The LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another.” In another translation this same text is translated, “Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.” Here we can observe Moses approaching his friend—speaking, pleading and praying to God.
Moses and Abraham were the only two men in the Old Testament that were called a friend of God. Usually they, like everyone else, were called servants or slaves of God. Jesus changed such descriptions. He told his disciples, as he tells us, “No longer do I call you servants…I have called you friends.”
Last week, Pope Francis encouraged the young people at World Youth Day to become friends of God through the light of faith. Our Holy Father inspires us in our daily walk with our friend.
Are you a friend of God’s? Is He your best friend?