FROM OUR EDITORS—February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 20, 2018


“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” These are God the Father’s words about Jesus at the Transfiguration. God speaks in the imperative, making his words a command. Do it! He leaves us no wiggle room. He tells us to listen to Jesus—not only when it’s convenient but also when it feels inconvenient, not only when it’s popular but also when it’s unpopular, not only when we’re wide awake but also when we’re tired, not only when we have time but also when we’re busy… You get the picture. “Listen to him.”

Lent is a good time to make sure that we’re tuning in to the voice of Jesus. In the midst of so much noise and static, we need to focus our attention on the sound of his voice…and listen to him. Really listen. Not like I sometimes “listen” to my husband. Oh, I hear him speaking, but my mind is often focused on something else. I’m not truly listening.

We find the words of Jesus in the Gospels. We hear the words of Jesus in our hearts…IF we open the Bible to read the Gospels and listen to the Word proclaimed at Mass and IF we quiet our minds and bodies in order to hear Jesus speaking to our hearts through prayer.

How well are you listening to God’s beloved Son? What noises do you need to tune out in order to better “tune in” to our Savior’s voice?

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