Our first proclamation today describes a final dramatic scene in which God shows Moses the land promised the Hebrews; then Moses dies. He had fought, endured, and trusted his whole life in this vision. Moses prefigured Jesus who gave his crucified life for the same goal. He centered his life on the cause of truth, love, and compassion before he died. He also never physically beheld the land of promise, but he trusted. Like Moses,Christ is leading us through our deserts to find God, our promised land. Yes, Jesus is calling us even to our last breath to lead all whom we touch, through their deserts to the land of love. We will support each other through our trials to this land of promise.