"He answered, "I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?" (John 9:27)
When you think about "power" what do you think of? The 'horse power' of your car or truck? What kind of machine you are going to need to move this most recent snow? How strong the earthquake was in Ecuador? How much strength you need to get from point A to point B? What about the "power" of the Holy Spirit in each, and all, of us? A number of us have been reading the book "Dynamite Power" during this Lenten season. It is a book about changing our prayer lives to remember the "Dynamite" power of the Holy Spirit. How often are you talking about it? Is anyone listening? Are YOU listening?
The power, the strength, of God is what today's readings are reminding us of. Samuel is anointing David to be king of Israel "and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David." (1 Samuel 16:13 emphasis mine) Paul is reminding all of us of how we "are light in the Lord." (Ephesians 5:8) I must admit.... I really like the response of the young man in the Gospel reading. The Pharisees have called the young man back, a second time, to question the healing. He responds "I have told you already and you did not listen." How often do we feel that way? "I've told you but you didn't listen." How often have we said it? How often have we heard it?
This has been an interesting Lenten, end of winter (maybe) season, with everything from winter storms to various people struggling through illness. As Caregivers are we talking about where, how, when we have felt God's POWER with us - getting us from point A to point B? Is anyone listening? Are YOU listening?
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