First Reading: Dt. 30:10-14
Response: Ps 69: 14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37
Second Reading: Col 1:15-20
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
In the first reading from Deuteronomy, Moses tells us the voice of God is already in our hearts. It is not too mysterious or remote. It is not up in the sky or across the sea. No one has to get it for us or tell us of it. We only have to listen to the voice of God which is in our hearts and then carry it out. Sounds rather easy? But I suspect that most of us would agree that the listening is the hard part.
God dwells in each of us, revealing to us in God’s own way the path we are to follow. It is not mysterious or remote but held deep within. The hard part is to quiet ourselves in order to hear the God within because God’s voice is not loud but gentle. It is easy to distract ourselves and miss the gentle call that we long to hear.
This week let us take some time to just be quiet. Still the constant thinking of the mind, calm the constant busyness of the day and listen – really listen – in order to hear God’s voice within.
We ask for the grace to be quiet in your presence. We ask for the gift of a listening heart and mind. Quiet our hearts in order to hear you speak. For your words, Lord, are spirit and light.
Peg Maher, osf