You may just have to think back to your first week of classes in the CBS to recall being confronted with the poignant portrait of God who says to Moses: “I have heard the cries of my people, I know well what they are suffering and I have come down to rescue them”
(Ex 3:7-8). Too many people think of God as an avenging deity. However in the Old Testament we read that God is "merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness "(Ex 34:6). In the New Testament, we see Jesus as the human face of that divine mercy and
Once again this year we will gather together for this day of reflection to prepare ourselves to enter into the solemn days of Holy Week. Such sentiments will be the focus of our reflections.
Sister Dianne Bergant, CSA will direct the day of reflection. Sister Dianne is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She is known to many of us through her writings in The Bible Today and the Catholic Study Bible. She also has been a presenter at previous study days.