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Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2011

PROBLEMS WITH LISTENING

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is the one voice that is worthy of listening to.

That is to say that there are a million voices competing for our attention, but none of them are the voice.  And when we give ourselves to those voices; when those voices capture our imagination and drive our thought and action, they rob of us of our ability to listen to THE voice – that is why they are called thieves and robbers.

All of these readings come together in one question:  How do we hear the voice of God in our lives today?

You see we have two problems:  one, I am not sure many of us feel comfortable discerning what is the voice of God and what is one of these other voices?

And the second bigger problem is actually that most of us are really terrible listeners.

This Sunday, we will tackle these two problems so that we can better understand the question at their center.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter: (Acts 2:14, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10)

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