Over the past few days, the scripture readings have cut like a knife. Indeed, the word of the Lord is “sharper than any two-edged sword” (Heb. 4:12). This word is given as gift by God for our growth by calling us to practice ongoing introspection.
We have to decide how we will respond to this word that touches our core. We can easily be like the Pharisees in today’s gospel, and act with anger and hostility towards this word (Lk. 11:54). Or we can humble ourselves, learn and grow. Choose.
Lord Jesus, Your word leads to life. Help us to release our pride and temper our ego. May we may listen, learn and grow in a manner that befits our call of being Your disciples. Amen.