Friday, October 10, 2014

Reflection: Luke 11:15-26

Luke 11:15-26

Today Jesus speaks about the danger of “being divided.” He tells the crowd that if a kingdom is divided, it definitely will fall. At times in our lives, we may be “divided” from people we care about the most. Perhaps we are on opposite sides of a political or religious issue with a spouse, child or friend. Or there may be a painful situation that caused a fracture in the family or with a friend.

Jesus warns his listeners that division weakens relationships. It doesn’t matter if the relationship is with a family member, a friend, or a co-worker. Yet Jesus isn’t telling that we always need to “agree” with everyone. We do need to “be true to ourselves” and honest—especially with the people who matter the most!

Today may we be mindful of our inner stance: are we divided in some way? Is there a loved one or another individual that we are distanced from? Have we distanced ourselves from God? Or Jesus? Today may we pray for the grace of peace, harmony and wholeness!

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