In the Gospel for Thursday of the Third Week of Lent, Jesus heals a mute possessed by a demon.  The onlookers accuse him of driving out demons by the power of the prince of demons.  Jesus affirms his power comes from God.  “If it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you” (Luke 11: 20).  As members of the Body of Christ, we are God’s fingers, hands, feet, eyes, mouth, arms, and more.  Whenever we love one another in Christ’s name, God is with us.  God is there when a woman massages with her fingers the back of her bedridden husband.  God is there when the grandmother kneads by hand the bread for the family dinner.  God is there when a neighbor walks across the street to offer sympathies for the death of a loved one.  God is there when we see the good in others.  God is there when we speak to someone who is depressed.  God is there when the therapist holds in her arms the paralyzed patient struggling to walk again.  How do you bring God’s love to those in need?

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