How many of us are reactive, quick to judge and fight back when we are faced with conflict. We focus on the crisis and miss out on hearing the quiet whisper of the Lord, which is to turn to the word of God. In the first reading, Jesus is reminding us that while we were sinners, he came into the world to save us. Our Lord is earnestly reminding us to go to his Word, to learn, behave and conduct ourselves according to his Word. The Word of God is a double edged sword which will pierce through joints and marrow and convict our spirits. Do we consciously check our behaviour and conduct with God? Do we have an honest check-in with our Lord to search our behaviour and actions? Are they pleasing to him? What fruits of the Holy Spirit do we harbor and display? Or what foundations have we built our relationship with God on? Let us repent for not living our lives according to his Word. Let us claim the blood of Jesus to redeem us and cleanse us. Let us connect to his Word and live in a way that is worthy of his calling.
Prayer: Abba Father, may I consciously follow your Word. Amen.