THE COVENANT AND THE ODOUR OF SANCTITY
“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tables of the covenant in his hand as he came down from the mountain Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God” (Exo. 34:29ff).
An application of the wisdom of the Saints, reveal that we need to pray to embrace the odour of sanctity. When we were growing up and reading the lives of the saints, the odour of sanctity stood out for us and we were taught by our Holy Mother the Church to sell everything and buy and own the sacred doctrines of the saints in order to embrace God’s presence fully. Hence, there was the emphasis on the need to be always in the state of GRACE.
Dear prayer companions, to be in the state of grace and embrace the odour of sanctity as seen and admired in the life of Moses who came down from Mount Sinai, “…with the two tables of the covenant in his hand … (but) did not know that the skin of his face shone” is to respectfully apply the content of the covenant that we have been given by the LORD JESUS CHRIST. We renew the content of the Covenant daily through the sacrifice of the Holy Mass and Eucharistic adoration.
The covenant spells out the loving (intimate) relationship we enjoy with God. It reveals the fact that we have rights and duties. It is a relationship in which we need to focus on a daily basis and whenever we break the focus on God, we get into serious crises, troubles, confusions, and failures. Christians, who are not conscious of the covenant, gamble with their time and life by engaging in freethinking and fetish rituals, occultism and affiliations to secret societies and the quest for magic as miracles. The truth is that God never works with us except through the covenant. The Psalmist says, the Lord “Keeps his covenant ever in mind” (Psalm 111:5). The greatest achievement in life is the realisation of the fact that we serve a covenant-keeping God. If you want to enjoy the gift of life, then understand and get involved in the covenant intentionally and you will experience the odour of sanctity.
Therefore, Jesus says, sell everything to buy and own the covenant and the odour of sanctity. Please pray for me!
Prayer texts: Exodus 34:29-35; Matthew 13:44-46