Readings: Gal. 3:22-29 | Ps. 105:2-7 | Lk. 11:27-28
Paul tells the Galatians that the Spirit of God is greater than the law. We were saved through Jesus who has set us free from earthly suffering to be one in Christ Jesus. Because of Christ, there can no longer be division. All are one in Christ. We are no longer to be separated. By the power of Christ we are all one. The woman in Luke’s Gospel is trying to tell Jesus that his mother and relatives are outside waiting for him. Jesus allows the Spirit to lead him and he responds “The one who does the Will of my Father is my mother, my brother.” If we live according to God’s will, we will be a mother, father, brother or sister in Christ. How do we know if we are doing God’s will? First, we know by the peace that we possess. We also know that if it is God’s will we will be in harmony with all of creation.
Take time to examine your outlook on law. Are you a rigid follower of the law? Do you have compassion for all those who surround you? Are you looking critically at all they do and trying to find something wrong? Remember Jesus wants to bring life to you? Ask for the grace to begin to do so today.