Jesus rebukes his detractors in the Gospel for Thursday of the Third Week in Lent.  Several witnesses of Jesus’ healing of a possessed mute test his authority.   He chides them for their opposition:  “Whoever is not with me is against me” (Luke 1: 23).   God’s generous love poured out for us through Jesus the Lord demands a response.   God yearns for our love.   We either open our hearts or turn our backs.    However we respond tremendously influences the way we live.  What is  your response?