Feast of St. Denis and Companions

Readings: Gal. 3:7-14 | Ps. 111:1-6 | Lk. 11:15-26

Jesus stands before those who want to degrade him. These Jews accuse Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub. The people are so desirous of destroying Jesus that they are unable to see the miracles he performs as miracles. Instead of being brought closer to God, they seize the moment to destroy Jesus. Jesus’ response is a question. “If I cast out demons by Beelzebub then by whom do your exorcists cast them out?” Jesus continues to try to convert these people as well as others who doubt by explaining how impossible it would be for satan to go against satan. This reading teaches us to respect human life and to allow Christ to use us to do the Father’s work. When we do, all our relationships will be in the right order.

Do you respect others for whom they are? Do you try to find ways to do other people in by condemning and fault finding? Take time to ask Jesus for the grace to be true to the person you were created to be. Give thanks for all the ways Jesus has brought you to the Father.

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