Driving Out a Demon

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Greetings on this the Thursday of the Third Week of Lent
Readings: Jer 7:23-28; PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 11:14-23
Notes:

There are two demons in the gospel portion today.

  1. One demon who kept a man mute.
  2. One demon of disbelief that God loves us.

Psalm 95 is a daily psalm reading for the Church in the LOTH.
It is a Call to Praise God.
It the midst of all uncertainty, know you are loved and God is with you.

The Finger of God: A previous homily on the finger of God. https://deacongerrypalermo.blog/2021/10/08/knock-knock/

First reading
This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction.
Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech.

Responsorial Psalm
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Verse Before the Gospel
Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
for I am gracious and merciful.

Gospel Portion
Jesus drove out a demon that was mute.
Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.

Who is your Lord? Disbelief?

Believe in the Resurrected One.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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