Look and listen

For they look, but they don’t really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand…But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. Matt. 13:11, 16

Jesus often told people things they didn’t want to hear, challenging assumptions and sometimes offending. Sometimes Jesus referenced things that required research to understand. His messages often required contemplation and introspection. When His words challenge us and His teachings make us uncomfortable, He sends His Holy Spirit to help us understand and receive. We have to be willing to look and listen.

Lord, open my heart to whatever You have to say to me.