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?