“He Was Speaking About Them”
Help us to realize, O Lord, when and how you speak about us; keep us open to the challenging nature of your words.
When your words challenge, convict, and even condemn us, O Lord, keep us open to them.
Cause us to accept and to assimilate such words rather than to try to get around or away from them.
“When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.” (Matthew 21:45-46)