As 2022 begins to find its rhythm this bonus episode, is something completely different, giving you the opportunity to pause and truly listen with the ear of the heart and be open to what you are being called to respond to.
Find a quiet place and give yourself permission for 10 minutes to retune your listening heart.
Listening to God and listening to our neighbour are interrelated! When we make space to listen receptively to our God, we find our hearts gradually softened and converted into the ‘good soil’. We are thus made able to be attentive, to notice and to hear God speak in Scripture and in the ‘neighbour’ we encounter in our daily life. We are also made able to respond. As well, when we are attentive to our neighbour, in love or in listening, we hear God say, ’You do it to Me’. There is a wonderful double meaning in the urgent plea of Benedict ‘ to put the love of Christ before all else'. Are we being invited to give a eucharistic ‘AMEN’ to both the Divine Christ and to the Body of Christ? I find this deep connection between loving and listening to be powerful! - Carol Tomlinson sgs