Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Jesus and his disciples returned once more to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him and said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I shall ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me.” They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’ But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?”– they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet. So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.” Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
Christ is always reaching out to us. He has the words of eternal life. He Himself is the truth. As He calls us to more, do we persist stubbornly in rejecting that call? Do we let our own pride or circumstances prevent us from following Him?
Know that we all have a concupiscent nature, but that Christ desires to heal us with a love that is so profound that He endured the cross. He will never stop pursuing us, and He will enter the yoke with us as we respond to His grace and conform ourselves to Him. Sometimes, we just need to let ourselves get under the yoke in the first place.
Today, if there is anything that we are upset with Our Lord over, ask Him for help in letting that go. If we know of someone else who can’t let something go, pray for them.
Today’s Health Challenge: Reflect
Today try to reflect on your spiritual journey for 15 min.
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