July 31, St. Ignatius of Loyola

Holy is the Lord our God. — Psalm 99 (see 9)

Mass Readings: Exodus 34:29-35/Matthew 13:44-46

Horned Moses

No matter how many times I read a Scripture passage, I always find something new in it. Today I learned that Moses had to cover his face with a veil because “the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed with the Lord.” I also learned that the Hebrew word for “radiant” is spelled like the word for “horns,” which is why Michelangelo’s statue of Moses in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome shows him with two horns. Michelangelo based his art on a misunderstanding of the text!

That’s why reading the Bible in an accurate translation is so important. It’s not enough to take someone else’s word for what it says; we need to experience the Word. We need to know for ourselves what God says in Scripture.

Prayer: Enlighten my mind as I read Your Word, God.

Courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/tabid/7627/itemid/10934/July-31-St-Ignatius-of-Loyola.aspx


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