Listen for the voice of God

Homily Series: Listening to the Voice of God

His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”

In Luke’s Gospel today he gives a list of the rulers at the time of Jesus. But the word of God came, not to them, but to John the Baptist in the desert. God speaks also to us in a still, small voice. “The Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your hearts.” This is the phrase from the antiphon of today that gives us a touch of how God communicates with us - in the joy of our hearts.

Fr. Steve refers to the Healing Encounter event that took place the previous evening and asks us to imagine, if we can, how much Jesus loves us and wants to heal us.

In St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians today, Paul rejoices in that Church’s commitment to the way of the Lord. “I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” God is continuing to make us whole. He is patient and steadfast and he will complete his work of healing and holiness in us. Let’s strive to listen to his voice with joy in our hearts, so that at the end we will have no regrets. And as we listen, let us say with Mary, “Be it done unto me according to your word.”

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