Thursday 8 March 2018
St John of God.
Jeremiah 7:23-28. Psalm 94(95):1-2, 6-9. Luke 11:14-23.
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts —Psalm 94(95):1-2, 6-9.
Through God’s power, I drive out devils.
The challenge facing every person of faith—to be attuned to the voice of God, even when evil comes around us—can seem overwhelming.
If we believe in God, then it is natural for us to want to thank him, praise him and love him. Prayer is the very breath of our faith lives. Yet in daily life the struggle between good and evil is always with us
and around us. When facing up to the problem of evil we are tempted to harden our hearts, to stop listening to God, to stop living as we know he wants us to live.
These are the times when we most need to listen to the words of Jesus: ‘Love God with your whole heart. Trust in me. Love each other as I have loved you.’