The second paragraph of the first reading stands out so much it bears to be repeated: “For this command that I enjoin on you today is not too mysterious and remote for you. It is not up in the sky, that you should say, ‘Who will go up in the sky to get it for us and tell us of it, that we may carry it out?’ Nor is it across the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea to get it for us and tell us of it, that we may carry it out?’ No, it is something very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts; you have only to carry it out.” I’m willing to bet that all of us have felt this way. We can think sometimes that God is just out of reach for us. We learn here that’s not the case. That’s how intimate our God is with us!