The Tent of Meeting – Exo. 33:7
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.