Jesus looks for our faithfulness to Him and our openness to the Holy Spirit.
The disciples take comfort in the fact that they are loved and cared for by the Father.
What the teachers of Jesus’ time offer to the people only serves to make observance of the law distasteful and more difficult.
How sincere am I in my religious practices?
Jesus says that our religious practices must come from the heart.
God’s representatives still proclaim the word of the Lord today to all who will listen.
Human relationships are important. But more important is our relationship with God.
Jesus still casts out devils today in the power of His Church.
We need to be persistent in prayer to train ourselves to expect and appreciate what God does for us.
God is primarily a father providing care for His children in present and future.