Saturday, 18 October 2014

Are you listening?

There is a great difference of course between hearing and listening.

We hear the noise of the traffic outside, an airplane flying overhead or the TV in the background and we pay no attention.

But when we listen we have to concentrate, to pay attention, to understand and remember what is being said. It is difficult and tiring.

Our level of concentration depends on who is doing the talking. From a baby saying his first words, to a child seeking our attention or our spouse or boss speaking – our level of concentration and listening differs greatly.

It therefore follows that the more important to us the speaker is, and the more vital the message, the more we have to listen carefully.

And who is more important than God?

Is He speaking to you right now?

Are you listening?

8 comments:

  1. Check out the song "The Silence of God" on Youtube. One of my favorites.
    Blessings to you, Victor!

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  2. Excellent point, Victor. This one hits home. I think about this often, and realize I am only listening to a fraction of what He is telling me!

    God Bless you.

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    1. The thing is, we're often too busy to listen to God talking.

      God bless you Michael.

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  3. Victor #1, I don't know how many times GOD (Good Old Dad) has knocked on my door and asked me if there was any "ONE" home... Many times I told him that I wish I could start it all over again...He seem to be telling me in my old chapel while I was praying "The Glorious Mysteries"... in a 'Vision' I saw myself being locked up in a room with Mother Mary and the Apostles... I can't tell you what they looked like cause I can't recall but I know I was there... I was looking down with them but I could see nothing but I knew I was there with them listening to a voice that I couldn't hear talking to all of my countless cells which I couldn't see... but I just knew they were listening... the thoughts were saying to my invisible cells that they shouldn't accept the world's riches if it was offered to them... if they did listen to these forces... they would be somehow seduced and short changing themselves... if they managed and held on to every one of their cells... they would be rewarded... they would become "ONE" for Eternally and become 'ONE" Happy Family in their own little three home on a golden shore circled by a beautiful river and this three house would branch out for Eternity producing infinite delicious fruits..

    My question is, now that my chapel is no more since the fire... will my countless cells think that I was only dreaming and will my humanity cells forget Her, our Church and go back to the hotel of fools to live with their old so called happy family thinking that I really am crazy believing in a GOD that is not real?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT_OJcSHnrA

    God Bless

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    1. The Lord is always with us; only a whisper away.

      God bless.

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  4. Amen, Victor - excellent post. Sometimes I wonder if we deliberately try to drown out God's whisper because we don't like what He is saying.

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    1. That's very true Mary.

      God bless you and yours.

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