Today we reach the call of Moses and the burning bush. God tell Moses,
God said, “Come no nearer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
But what exactly makes the ground holy? The ground was holy because God was present there.
Catholic Churches are considered sanctuaries, holy places, because the Blessed Sacrament is reserved there, and we believe that it truly is Christ present in the Eucharist.
The word of God is holy because we believe that God is present in his word, Jesus is the Word made flesh.
And we hold that all human life is holy, from the moment of our conception when God places the spark of the divine in each of us through the moment of our baptism when the fire of the Holy Spirit is imparted to us and we become the temples.
Moses was instructed to remove his shoes as a sign of respect and acknowledgement of the holy. As we move through this day how will we show that same respect.