Friday, October 21, 2016

Reflection: Luke 12:54-59

Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time - Luke 12:54-59

In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ frustration with the Pharisees comes through loud and clear. He challenges them to think and reflect well and then judge for themselves what seems to be right. Jesus wants us to work things out among ourselves rather than running to “Mom” or “Dad” or whoever is the judge we rely on to tell us what is right.

Rather than running to someone else, it may be good to consult our own heart and mind when we need to judge or make a decision. Deep within us we all have a knowing of what truly is the right thing to do – the voice of God. Sadly, too often we simply do not listen to this voice. We trust other voices rather than the voice of God we hear in our hearts.

Today may we trust that God does speak to us and God does enlighten us. God will not disappoint!

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