Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 6:12-19
Personnel departments of universities and businesses spend hours poring over resumes and letters of recommendation, looking for the “right” person to hire. The needs of a position matched with an applicant’s adequate credentials are needed for the perfect “fit.”
Ezekiel 33:7-9; Ps 95; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20
Throughout the world these days, we have experienced the horrors of violence and war and tremendous inhumanity. Some of us who are reading this reflection may be in the midst of this terrible violence. Others of us just read about it, but feel real pain at the suffering we read or see on the news.
God summons Ezekiel to be a prophet - to try to change the behavior of the people. So much does God want Ezekiel to take on this mission of transforming the hearts of the people, God even says God will hold Ezekiel responsible for the people's behavior.