❝Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.❞ Exodus 31:1-2
Reflection by Karen Smith
As an only child, I had a fairly sheltered life. I knew there were poor people and helped my father buy Christmas clothes for needy children, but I faced none of the everyday lives of those in poverty and certainly none of the ugly side of life.