The Law of God gives Life

"Moses said to the people: ‘See, today I set before you life and prosperity, death and disaster. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I enjoin on you today, if you love the Lord your God and follow his ways, if you keep his commandments, his laws, his customs, you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to make your own. But if your heart strays, if you refuse to listen, if you let yourself be drawn into worshipping other gods and serving them, I tell you today, you will most certainly perish; you will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today: I set before you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live, in the love of the Lord your God, obeying his voice, clinging to him; for in this your life consists, and on this depends your long stay in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob he would give them.’"


- Deuteronomy 30:15-20, which is today's First Reading at Mass.


Stained glass detail of Moses holding the Law of God by Kempe, which is in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.

  • DizDiz 3y

    Kempe's design and the use of all that golden staining is wonderful here, and the detail of the jewels etc.on Moses's robe are very fine here. Moses has a very patient expression - considering he has to deal with a vengeful Master who hung around in a cloud for much of the 40 years he kept the people wandering in the Wilderness!!

    Yes it is the tablet of god's own hand.
  • Joel Bybee PRO 3y

    Beautiful stained glass window...
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Taken on November 29, 2011
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