This is a daily game to guide you along your Spiritual Progression Path™. Daily Affirmation, Mentation Question, Quote, Scripture and Prayer Read slooowwwly and let the words sink in. It's up to you to find out how they apply to "your" Life.
Do I truly listen or am I just waiting for my turn to talk?
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
My ability to listen makes me reachable and teachable.
For a more enriching experience, go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below is a wonderful reminder to pay more attention to the way I pay attention. It is my job to tune in and listen to what is being said. I admit, sometimes my listening is prejudiced where I have formed an opinion without hearing what was being said. Sometimes my listening is shallow where I do not think things through clearly thereby lacking depth. Other times I am too preoccupied or too busy to listen while living in my own selfish world. Still, at other times I can be a Good and attentive listener when something interests me. I say that last line in a sarcastic tone because even my Good and attentive listening skills can be selfish when I'm only interested in what I'm interested in and not really what the other person is interested in. And sometimes, my listening is so bad that I'm really just waiting for a linebreak in the other person's words so I can fit in what I want to say, thereby not really listening to anything the other person said at all; I was just waiting for my turn to talk. Father, help me to become a more open-minded listener, where I am not deaf or blind to information, sharing and/or higher knowledge. Help me to become more teachable and interested in all that Life places on my path. Thank You for this teachable moment that I will strive to remember through the rest of my days.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.
2 And great crowds gathered about Him, so that He got into a boat and sat there; and the whole crowd stood on the beach.
3 And He told them many things in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.
5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they had not much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,
6 but when the Sun rose they were scorched; and since they had no root they withered away.
7 Other seeds fell upon thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
8 Other seeds fell on Good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
9 He who has ears, let him hear."
The Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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