The story of Moses approaching the burning bush is a favorite story. Like Moses, we learn to be alert and curious to discover God’s presence in unlikely places. A thorn bush in a desert? And we learn to listen wherever God calls us, there where our hearts begin to burn in a place where we never expect to hear from God.
During Lent we may visit prayerful places often as we follow our Lenten practices—the confessional, a Bible study group, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross. God will be there. Yet we need to be alert to the unlikely places: pizza parlor, barber shop, grocery store, car, basketball court, backyard….