It’s not unusual to ask someone with headphones on what they are listening to. Nowadays, folks spend large amounts of time listening to music or talk radio. We always seem to be listening to someone or something. In this Sunday’s story of the Transfiguration of Jesus, a voice from heaven tells Peter, James, and John, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” The Transfiguration of Jesus was a moment of focus and clarity for Peter, James, and John, when they heard God speaking to them and experienced Jesus Christ in glory. They most certainly left this focused moment with a new appreciation for the importance of Jesus’ words, even if they did not yet understand everything that he had taught them. During Lent, we are invited to consider our attentiveness to Jesus and to one another. In the pace and noise that often characterizes our lives, how well do we listen to the important voices in our lives and especially to God’s voice? What or who are you listening to?
- When did you have a moment of focus and clarity in which you clearly recognized the presence and action of God in your life?
- Who are the important voices in your life? When and how do you listen for God’s voice?
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