Disturbed to observe
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