Lent 3, Thursday – Jer 7:23-28; Luke 11:14-23
Come back to me with all your heart, for I am all tenderness and compassion. (Joel 2:13)
An element of identity are roots. Genealogy reveal to us the purpose and meaning of our existence. It also gives us the opportunity to trace the processes which have taken place over the passage of time. The divine identity of the baptised also places in a specific time and place. It also requires faithfulness to the grace of baptism because without it you cannot resemble the Most High.
God, whose name is mercy, invites us during the Lenten journey along the path of conversion and to deepen our communion with Him. This is important in the context of Jesus’ words: “He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters”. Repentance brings a person back to communion with Jesus, that had been lost through sin. And He can shine the radiance of truth which can penetrate through the hard armour of lies, half-truth, slander, back-biting and gossip.
Lord Jesus, Your name casts out evil spirits. I ask You to break down all the divisions, take away the sin of discord rooted in my heart and my family. With You, may the light of truth heal our brokenness. Amen.