Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030915.cfm
Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth: “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
Who in your life is a Prophet? Do you listen? God speaks to all of us, but some do not listen, some do and have the courage to proclaim what they hear. Is there someone in your life that makes you angry or uncomfortable when they speak the words of God? Maybe you should look deep within you and find out why. They may be the voice of God you need to hear.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to hear your word and have the courage to speak it when necessary. Help me to know when someone speaks your message to me that I listen. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Athirst is my soul for the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God?