Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Thu. Mar 23, 2017

Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11:14-23

But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. It’s called Facebook, but we hide behind canned announcements rather than speak for ourselves. Imagine Jesus’ disgust when his enemies accuse him of hiding behind Beelzebul. He might have agreed with Jeremiah: “Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech.” Lent is a great time for sorting out whose side I am on. Every day, readings from this season form the bridge we need to cross to achieve a full conversion of heart. So let me pay heed to those whom God has sent untiringly to unstiffen my neck! I really need every day of Lent, to gather with Jesus instead of scattering. Oh, that today we would hear your voice: “Harden not your hearts!”