Where are you from?
Dzisiejsze Słowo pochodzi z Księgi Rodzaju (Rdz 32, 25 - 29)
Today’s Reading comes from the Book of Exodus
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea.
The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night,
and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided.
The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters
forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them,
all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers.
The Israelites lived in Egypt for many years.
They took root there. They became part of the landscape there.
It’s similar in our case: we live in some part of the world,
which also becomes an important part of us.
The continent, the country,
the city or town as well as the family that we come from say a lot about us.
We can understand our origins as a blessing:
good memories from home, friendly and beautiful local traditions.
our roots for us are like the army of Egypt,
which are chasing us, and we are trying to escape them by every means.
Where do you come from?
What is your starting point on your pilgrimage of life?
Are you ready for God to lead you through the Red Sea,
to your personal promised land?
Translation: Thomas Harbeck