"She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said." (Luke 10:39)
We've talked about listening several times lately. Are we really listening or are we "just" hearing.... I know I sometimes tell someone I have heard them talking but I didn't hear what they said. We've even talked about the ways we listen differently - not many need to keep their hands busy to be able to listen, but I do. Today we can be thinking about how we "process" what we are listening to. How do we take what we have heard and move it into action? How do we work on what we are hearing?
The readings are about listening and working or doing. In Amos we read about the plumbline - which for those of us who don't know a plumbline is a staight line. Plumbers, and carpenters, use it to keep what they are working on straight. In Colossians we are reminded to be growing in our likeness to, and of Christ. In the Gospel reading we are with a family we know. Lasarus' family is welcoming Jesus into their home. Marth is following her gift of hospitality. Mary is really listening to what Jesus is saying which is really bothering Martha. Jesus is pointing out God will take care of the details - it is most important to follow the "plumb line" and grow in our relationship with Christ.
So where are you in the readings? How are you working through, understanding, what God is calling you to do or change? As Caregivers we are already following, and trying to do, what God is asking as we care for our "people" -- but what is God asking us to change or do? Are we listening or "just" hearing? How do we follow the "plumb line" to a stronger relationship with God, through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit? Something to think about.......
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