Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, “What are you thinking in your hearts? Luke 5:22

Do I allow my thoughts to drag me down or lift me up into the mind of Jesus?

The expression, “thinking in your hearts” connects to the deepest ponderings of the sub-conscious that often drive us to do things that mystify and block us from transformation. When Jesus asks this question of us, there is an invitation and a challenge. Becoming aware of what is percolating inside invites us toward a more intentional way of life.  Stopping the negative thoughts challenges us to approach ourselves and others with gentleness and reverence.  If Jesus knows our thoughts, there is no place to hide.  May this question be written on our hearts today.