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Reflection by Lisa Connor
Today's Gospel: Luke 13:31-35
I wonder how often God feels as if I’m not listening. He made me in His image and gave me a purpose that only I can fulfill, yet how often do I refuse to recognize the Lord’s hand working through me and walk the other direction? In some ways, I’m like Herod. I’m not seeking to kill Jesus, but in shying away, or worse, refusing to do what I’m called to do, I fail to share Jesus. I am like Herod. Herod let his ego and need for power rule over his heart and the call to God. If I am honest, I also let my ego and need for control rule over my heart because I want glory, or it’s not practical. Every time I let my need for praise or power lead, I am like Herod. My children don’t need Herod. My children need a mom who trusts in the Lord and spreads the good news everywhere.
How do I find a way to listen even when it means putting aside my ego or need for control?
Father, rule my heart and mind in such a way that I always choose to listen to Your call. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Lisa Connor
Lisa Connor is the mother of five children ages eleven to twenty. She serves as a catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She is trying to bring Catholic education to more children by working on enrollment at her parish school. When she’s not cooking large meals for her family, attending family events or trying to spend time with her husband of twenty-four years, you can find her outside gardening, honing her photography skills, or curled up with a good book.
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