Dis­turbed to ob­serve

The Freeman - - OPINION -

Some words are dif­fi­cult to lis­ten to be­cause they dis­turb us and pierce our hearts. I just came from Mass and the priest said words in his homily that dis­turbed my heart. A part of me knew that God was speak­ing to me. But the words that I heard were not easy to live out. I needed a ma­jor change of heart. I need a lot of grace to ob­serve the words Je­sus preached tonight through the priest cel­e­brant.

It’s so easy to ig­nore words that are not aligned with our way of think­ing or with the way we do things. When some­one starts talk­ing about some­thing we do not like or agree with, we tend to tune out. And in case we hear that per­son out, a lot of times we just let that per­son’s words slip away as if we didn’t hear any­thing from him.

But will it ben­e­fit us if we do not let Je­sus’ words take root in our hearts? No. If we want to be blessed, we need to lis­ten and let His word trans­form us.

Teresa Gumap-as Du­madag

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