Luke 11:23

Jesus said to them, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” 

Today, on this Lenten day, we can ask ourselves: “Do I listen to the voice of the Lord, or do I do what I want, whatever I please?” The Lord is clear with people who have lost their faithfulness: “Those who aren’t with me are against me.” 

One could ask: “Isn’t there a way to compromise, a little here and little there?” No, either you are you are on the path of love, or you’re on the path of hypocrisy. Either you let yourself be loved by the mercy of God, or you do what you want, according to your heart which grows harder, each time, on this path. There is no third path of compromise.