"Are you ever afraid of the future? Does the unknown create anxiety in your heart?
"Moses dealt with a similar situation with the people of Israel. He led them through the desert and they were on the brink of entering the Promised Land. However, many were skeptical and were unsure about what would happen next.
"According to the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies, 'The word "today" appears 59 times in Deuteronomy - far more than in
any other biblical book . . . The original Hebrew word for "today" spoken by
Moses is ha-yom (הַיּוֹם), which literally means "the day." Moses'
repetition of this word is meant to calm the people: take it one day at
a time . . . He wanted the people to focus only on the here and now.'"
In a recent commentary, writer Philip Kosloski reflected on why we should not let uncertainties overwhelm us and on the importance accepting God in the present moment.
To access Mr. Kosloski's complete post, please visit:
Aleteia; Philip Kosloski: Moses urged his people to find peace in the present moment (10 DEC 20)