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*Image: Christ Healing the Possessed Gerasene Man by a Milanese workshop, c. 968 [Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany]

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, The Catholic Thing, Jan. 31, 2021

Fr. Bevil Bramwell, OMI, PhD is the former Undergraduate Dean at Catholic Distance University. …

Bevil Bramwell, OMIToday’s Mass readings deliver a stark message. They deal with evil. Something that is never far from us. We hear Moses’s words reminding the Jewish people of the fact that they had formerly begged God at Horeb not to show them the fire of his presence or the sound of his voice any more. They begged for a prophet who would be an intermediary, because they knew how unworthy they were – and that they would die if they appeared before God in that state.

We learn something about being human from this story: we are always standing before God. And this harkens back to a feature of the Garden of Eden – something that did not disappear with the First Sin – when Adam and Eve hid themselves because they were “naked.”  …

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