There is an old saying, that curiosity killed the cat. I am not sure
if that is really true, but I know it was not true in the case of
today’s first reading. Moses becomes curious. “I must go over to look at
this remarkable sight,
and see why the bush is not burned.” And because he acts on his curiosity, he encounters God. And in this encounter, Moses discovers that his prayers have been answered. Only not in the way he expected. We are about half way through Lent. Ask God to help you use the remedy for sin, to pray, to fast, and to give alms. In so doing, your curiosity might very well lead you closer to God.
Homily given at Saint Clare of Assisi, Ellisville, Missouri, on March 24, 2019.