10443204_mLuke 14: 1-6

Jesus heals the man with dropsy because he is his brother.  In the Christian mystery, God becomes human to save us as a brother and friend.  When we accept that God is related to us and we to Him, it’s easier to see the ties that bind the human family together.

Gracious God, by believing that Jesus is my brother, I accept responsibility for seeing everyone else as a sister and brother, too.  Help me to treat others as you treat me.