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Friday, March 4, 2016

Lenten reflection 3-4-16

And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “ You are not far from the Kingdom of God.”  And no one dared to ask him any more questions. 

What strikes me as I read this is the apparent fear at the end—no one dared to ask him any more questions.  Sometimes getting too close to God can make us fearful.  As an exaggerated example we might think that if we ask God what He wants us to do, we might be asked to become a missionary in a far away place.  While this may be true in some very specific cases, I believe God’s call comes to us in more simple and ordinary ways,  give this person a smile and a greeting, she is having a difficult time, or  this person is hungry, go buy him a sandwich

Lord, please give me the ears to listen to your call and the courage to carry it out.  You would never ask me to do something that you would not help me with.  


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