July 16, Tuesday Weekday
Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live. — Psalm 69 (see 33)
Mass Readings: Exodus 2:1-15a/Matthew 11:20-24
What’s Your Name?
Moses is such a familiar figure in Judeo-Christian thought, it’s often assumed that his name must be of Hebrew origin: Mosche. That may not be the wholly correct. Since it was Pharaoh’s daughter who named him, his name may be related to the Egyptian name “Mose” which means “the child.” It may even be short for Ramose, a popular name honoring the Pharaoh at the time. Regardless of its etymology, the name Moses conveys a powerful sense of God’s presence, even today.
What does your name convey to your family and friends? It might be an interesting exercise to ask them what’s the first thing they think of when they hear your name. Learning what those closest to us think may affirm us or may challenge us, but it will undoubtedly give us insight.
Prayer: God, may my name always be written in Your book of Life.
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