God shows Moses the Promised Land, but inexplicably does not to let him in. Even at this moment, Moses is steadfast in his faith in God and his mission so his eyes remained “undimmed and his vigor unabated”.

All of us want a world of justice, love, and mercy, yet there are times when it is tough to imagine a world like this with the evil, violence, and inequality that we see around us. Instead of feeling overwhelmed or powerless, we need to put on our faith in God alone. In the words of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”.

Let us pray for the desire to do God’s will, trusting him like Moses and Dr. King did- even if we do not see or experience the fruits of our labor in their entirety.

—Dr. Sajit U. Kabadi is a chair of the Theology Department at Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado.