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Exodus 3.1-14 (New Jerusalem Bible)
1 Moses was looking after the flock of his father-in-law Jethro…he led it to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 The angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a flame blazing from the middle of a bush. Moses looked; there was the bush blazing, but the bush was not being burnt up. 3 Moses said, ‘I must go across and see this strange sight, and why the bush is not being burnt up.’ 4 When Yahweh saw him going across to look, God called to him from the middle of the bush. ‘Moses, Moses!’ God said. ‘Here I am,’ Moses answered. 5 ‘Come no nearer,’ God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 6 I am the God of your ancestors…’At this Moses covered his face, for he was afraid to look at God. 7 Yahweh then said, ‘I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying for help on account of their taskmasters. Yes, I am well aware of their sufferings.
8 And I have come down to rescue them from the clutches of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that country, to a country rich and broad, to a country flowing with milk and honey… 9 Yes indeed, the Israelites’ cry for help has reached me, and I have also seen the cruel way in which the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now I am sending you to Pharaoh, for you to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.’ 11 Moses said to God, ‘Who am I to go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ 12 ‘I shall be with you,’ God said, ‘and this is the sign by which you will know that I was the one who sent you. After you have led the people out of Egypt, you will worship…on this mountain.’ 13 Moses then said to God, ‘Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them?’ 14 God said to Moses, ‘I am…who is.’ And God said, ‘This is what you are to say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.” ‘
Matthew 16.24-28 (NRSV)
Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? 27 ‘For the [Chosen One] is to come with his angels…and then [God’s Chosen One] will repay everyone for what has been done. 28Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the [Chosen One] coming in [glory].’
O My Soul Rely On the Living One 3:37 Kathleen Deignan The Gift: Songs of the Grateful Heart
On Holy Ground 6:12 Barbra Streisand Higher Ground
Holy Ground 3:24 Carrie Newcomer The Bird or the Wing
I Will Be With You 4:01 Debbie Friedman One People