Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030316.cfm
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
We are currently a house divided among itself. Our people cannot agree on what the Word of God means. They cannot or will not see the truth of His teachings. They do not understand that what comes from God cannot be contradicted by God. And that God is not to be put in a box, or a building. His word is true and needs to flow freely. Open your heart and let Him drive away the demons that are affecting you. When He does, He will bring His peace and joy to your heart. The demons only bring anger.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your love and your truth and the peace that flows into my life. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.