Friday, March 13, 2009

Daily Office Reflection: The Love of God In You

Psalms 95* & 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Jeremiah 5:1-9; Romans 2:25-3:18; John 5:30-47

Jesus says something unimaginably hard to hear today: But I know that you do not have the love of God in you. Wow. that is a really hard thing to hear. Granted, he is talking to Jewish leaders who do not particularly care for Jesus and his ministry, but still....sheeesh!

Jesus is castigating these leaders because they will give glory to human leaders, and human endeavors, but do not see nor understand how God is working differently in the world than they might understand. Jesus is not happy with their blinders which remain firmly in place. He is displeased with their mis-application of Scripture. And I think this is a warning to us. Who or what are we placing on a pedestal, giving glory to, above what is its due? On whom are we transposing the glory we should be throwing God's way as opposed to on something or someone that is so fallibly human? Where is God in our life?

Copyright 2009, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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