September 7, 2018

Luke 5:33-39

The Pharisees call attention to the difference between their piety and practices and those of John the Baptist, Jesus, and his disciples. Jesus responds very logically and practically. New ways cannot be bound by the old. Clinging to the past for its own sake leads to stagnancy and decay. Jesus brings the way of life that must be listened to anew.

I am often reluctant to try new things and think in new ways. I have been guilty of rejecting people because they bring new ideas. I pray to be more flexible, open, and willing to take a leap of faith.

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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


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