Today’s first reading from Jeremiah 7 and the Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 95 are closely linked. More in a moment. In today’s Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus is accused of driving out demons by the power of Beelzebul. Jesus questions how that could be. Read His response.
The Lord says through the prophet Jeremiah, “Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people.” Today’s Psalm response, from Psalm 95, is this: “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
God speaks to us in many ways. I believe He is always speaking to us. Given this, there are two questions that must be answered. Are we hearing His voice, especially through all the clutter in our lives? And second, how do we respond when we do hear Him? We can choose to harden our hearts and ignore Him, or we can open our hearts and allow God to change us. Which will you choose today?
Father, we open our hearts and minds and ears today to hear your voice. May we hear and respond to your call this day. Amen.
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