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Why Do We Scale the Mountaintops?

Have you ever scaled a mountain or even a small hill? What is it about the process of ascent? Are we following an intrinsic desire set forth by the desert fathers or our first fathers even, to seek His face?

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I once heard someone say, “What is it with us and mountaintops? Why do we keep going up them?” Yet this morning I can see the appeal. The road stretches out before me. Will I go up and around it or will I attempt to scale it while keeping my eye on its tallest peek? Why do we scale mountaintops at all? Did it begin with Moses and Decalogue? I begin my ascent without an answer to my question. Nearer to Him is where I want to be.

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