said God to Moses from the burning bush.
I am the light of the world...
I am the way...
I am the gate...
I am the vine...
Before Abraham was, I am...
And when the light went dim,
When the way was run,
And the gate was left open,
And the vine was wilted,
what remained of him was:
I am a body.
I am a personality, defining a name.
I am a member of a tribe, a faith, a family, a profession.
I am all these identities and more.
But when all my identities pass away,
what will remain of me will be:
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Associate Dean of Religious Life, University of Southern California