Lent 3, Monday – 2 Kings 5:1-15; Ps 41:2-3,42:2-3; Luke 4:24-30
Anyone, it can be said, is a homeland of God. Me too. And yet, Jesus tells me today: “no prophet is ever accepted in his own country”. Today people also don’t want Him to live in them.
They are afraid that it will lead to many changes in their lives. They’re afraid of the cross, the trouble there is in witnessing God’s love to everybody.
Do you want to accept that God loves every person, without exception? That He is merciful and gracious to those who reject Him, slander and mock Him, kill Him? Would you rather prefer God to show them His power and might, and not pity and compassion.
Would you prefer a God who arouses anxiety and fear?
This is why you don’t want to take Me into your home. You know it would mean conversion, that is, a change in your outlook and behaviour. You would have to show love to every person, and you don’t want to. This is why you don’t want to see Me in your home.
And I long for you. I love you and dream of being close to you. For a tender conversation, for trust and entrustment.
Please, don’t allow Me to be distant from your life. Open the door of your heart to Me.
Thank You God that You see everything; that You know my ups and downs and have never written me off. Thank You that You count on me; that You allow me to talk to You. And that You answer. Sometimes, not often enough, but You do respond, even though I am nothing compared to You.