March 18, 2018
(Fifth Sunday of Lent, B)
Thus says the LORD: “This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives how to know the LORD. All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD, for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more.” Jer_31:31-34
Maybe instead of shoving God on people who barely have the time to breathe, let along take on something else in their lives, we showed them that He’s already there in their hearts and in their thoughts. He’s there to help them through those tough times and their overburdened schedules. He’s there when they make those decisions to choose right instead of evil, instead of revenge. He’s already there when they help someone in need or smile at someone having a bad day. He’s there when they tuck those kiddos in at night and when they patiently endure their daytime antics and those of their bosses.
You see, they really don’t need something new. What they need is to realize that the answers to most of their problems are already within them. Just like finding a little known feature on their smartphone or car that can make their life so much easier! God is there already! And He’s waiting for them to find Him so that He can forgive all those oopses that are weighing them down and lighten their loads and bring them peace!
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