Reflections From The Bible And Life

Listen With Your Heart

Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20; Daniel 3:22-25; Matthew 13: 10-17

Have you ever experienced talking to someone who seems to be listening while looking at you and yet the person’s response shows that he or she has not been listening? Doesn’t it make you feel frustrated at times, especially when you pour out your heart’s contents to someone and that someone gets distracted by something or someone else because they have something preoccupied in their minds? Likewise how would others feel if you did the same thing to them? In this world full of things going on, we can’t help but be distracted by so many things around us.

Jesus spoke to the people in parables unlike the way He did with the apostles because they reasoned out based on what they sense with their 5 senses. Jesus didn’t want them to be that way, but rather listen from within their hearts and not their ears, that they may see things that the eyes cannot see. We should always be in touch with our hearts, and we should always have God’s love in our hearts. That way our hearts may communicate what the Lord wants us to see and hear.

The devil will do anything to throw us off from the most important things. Let us not give him the opportunity to do so.

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