Third Week of Lent: Thursday 16th March, 2023

Daily Word Of God

Luke 11:14-20, 23

Jesus was driving out a devil and it was dumb; and it happened that when the devil had gone out the dumb man spoke, and the people were amazed. But some of them said, ‘It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he drives devils out.’ Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them,

‘Any kingdom which is divided against itself is heading for ruin, and house collapses against house. So, too, with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? – since you claim that it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out, through whom do your own sons drive them out? They shall be your judges, then. But if it is through the finger of God that I drive devils out, then the kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares.

‘Anyone who is not with me is against me; and anyone who does not gather in with me throws away.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel, Jesus frees a dumb man from the captivity and isolation of silence.


  • We too can be imprisoned by bad spirits, if we continuously choose to live a life that is not in accordance to the Gospel values of Christ. For example, living an immoral and unethical life, and not speaking out and standing up for the truth?


  • However, do take courage! Acknowledge the power of God to empower you to live in His ways with courage, humility and wisdom.