What is Jesus saying personally to me today – We are his collaborators
In both the first and Gospel reading it speaks about how we have a part to play in bringing Gods presence in the world through many different ways. Through warning and coaching others, through healing, we are given a great responsibility and power. We are all connected, we are Gods collaborators, we are all created in God so the call is not one of individualism, its about the collective. What we do for ourselves we do for all so perhaps we should think about the knock on affects of our actions.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
I have to be very careful about what I think, say and do and I am treading a fine line line between love and anger. What I say and do to others I am effectively doing to myself so I better be careful. I will ask God to guide me in my words and actions today as I have to take some action and it is important where and what my heart and eyes focused on.
Guide me in my thoughts and actions today.
Provide me with your response not mine.
I ask to be your instrument, take away anything in my heart that is not from you.
Remind me to come back to you if I wonder away.
The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows, ‘Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from me, warn them in my Name. If I say to a wicked man, “You are to die,” and you do not warn him; if you do not speak and warn him to renounce his evil ways and so live, then he shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death. If, however, you do warn a wicked man and he does not renounce his wickedness and his evil ways, then he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have saved your life. When the upright man renounces his integrity to do evil and I set a trap for him, he too shall die; since you failed to warn him, he shall die for his sin and the integrity he practised will no longer be remembered; but I will hold you responsible for his death. If, however, you warn the upright man not to sin and he abstains from sinning, he shall live, thanks to your warning, and you too will have saved your life.’