Sunday, October 7, 2007

"If today you hear His voice..."

"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord;
let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the Lord who made us.
For he is God,
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock
he guides.

"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
"Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the desert,
where your fathers tempted me;
they tested me though they had seen my works."

"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Psalm 95)


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Do we hear our Lord's voice today? Is He calling us through our spouses and our children? Is He speaking to us through our neighbor who wants ten minutes of our time (when we are in a hurry) to vent about a problem, hoping for a loving response? Is our Lord calling us through our duties in our household that sometimes seem to loom over us with a burdensome pressure? Is our Lord asking us for ten minutes of our time to retreat to our hearts to truly listen to Him? Is our Lord asking us to meet Him in the Blessed Sacrament where He waits for us; wanting to shower us with His love and blessings and tremendous peace? Is our Lord perhaps calling us to reach out to the lonely around us, allowing His love to shine through us to transform their hearts and bring them closer to Him? Where is our Lord calling us? Do we dare ask Him?

5 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

Thank you for this reflection on one of the most beautiful of the Psalms.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you, Barb. Let us pray that we will stop to listen for His voice!

God bless,
Donna

Andrea said...

Great post! I love that song!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful reflection and such a good reminder for all of us, I hope that I can do just that, slow down and listen to his voice.

thank you!

Angie said...

Wow Donna! I totally needed that today. I'm a little slow in reading but the one line of this that really spoke to me was: "Is our Lord calling us through our duties in our household that sometimes seem to loom over us with a burdensome pressure?"

That is exactly what is going on with us. We have been going through so much at home the last two weeks and it's really wearing on me. Of course, they are minor, but annoyances nonetheless.

Thanks for this perspective!
Angie