We can’t be taught if we don’t take the time to listen. We can’t be guided if we don’t accept the hand God offers us. We can’t ask for God’s Mercy, if we are not forgiving, too. All of these actions require some sort of sacrifice on our part. If we want to listen to God, then we have to sacrifice all those worldly things that keep us from listening to Him. If we want to be guided by our Heavenly Father, then we need to give up our willful pride and selfishness and trust that God knows what is best for us. If we want to be forgiven, then we must let go of our anger and pain and show compassion to those who trespass against us. None of these things are easy to do, but they are necessary if we want to have any hope of salvation.
How can we make more time to listen to the Lord? How can we become more child-like and dependent upon our Heavenly Father’s Will? How can we be more merciful to all of God’s children, especially those who are our enemies?
O Lord, make your ways known to us.