The Tent of Meeting – Exo. 33:7

July 27, 2021frjohnma

As humans of various groups on earth, we are essentially the same but what makes us unique or special is our ability to create a special place for God in our hearts, families and societies. God consciousness in non-negotiable. It is very important in many ways. First, it assist us to fulfil our mandate in life: To know, love and serve God, Second, it helps us to sustain and enjoy our identity. The saying goes, “Man is, in reality, a spiritual being, and only when he lives in the spirit is he truly happy” (Abdu’l-Baha). The Israelites got it right by creating a special place for God – the Tent of meeting. The Tent of meeting – a temple in its own right for them to approach God and to see Him, hear Him and feel His presence.

A call for us to pray today to God for the same God to lavish on us a consciousness that is divine and impactful. Creating a tent of meeting today would require from us the longing to deliberately create centres or points of meeting with the Lord. It begins from our individual hearts. Dedicating our hearts to God, to think and feel divine realities, interior conversation with God and the desire to spread goodness to humanity of every generation. We can create a special place for God by enthronement of altars of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary in our homes. We can also paint our walls with saintly images and sculpt and display large sacred images of saints in and outside the Church. Assisting in the construction of parishes and other centres of worship also facilitates a tent of meeting the Lord.

Exodus 33:7-11

Comments (12)

  • Vicky

    July 27, 2021 at 9:42 am

    We surely cannot do without the presence of God…May he give us the grace to create a place of meeting with him in our daily endeavours…Amen.
    Goodmorning Padre.

    1. Fr. John-Mary Atep

      July 27, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      God bless you for us

  • Nzeribe RitaMary Ifeyinwa

    July 27, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Lord, grant me the grace to create time for You, daily meeting with You Lord at the tent of meeting in my heart everywhere I am, knowing that You, Lord are Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient; and You Lord will answer me whenever I call on You Lord. Amen.

    1. frjohnma

      July 27, 2021 at 10:59 pm

      God bless your generosity of devotion

  • Vera

    July 27, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Thanks Father, May we not only paint images on the wall outside, but may our
    lives also be living examples for others to see and emulate . Amen.

    1. frjohnma

      July 27, 2021 at 10:58 pm

      I treasure your prayer

  • Eby

    July 27, 2021 at 10:28 am

    God, help us to always have you in our mind, our whole being for without you we cannot do nothing. Thanks for the reflection Fr.

    1. frjohnma

      July 27, 2021 at 10:57 pm


  • Pauline Otu

    July 27, 2021 at 11:22 am

    God, please grant us your grace to always be conscious of your goodness amen. Thank you Father

    1. Okafor Adaeze Mary

      July 27, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Lord, may we always be in your presence. Fr, thanks for this reflection

      1. frjohnma

        July 27, 2021 at 10:57 pm

        Thanks and God bless you

    2. frjohnma

      July 27, 2021 at 10:57 pm

      I sincerely appropriate

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