July 23, 2015 (Matt 13:10-17)

“They look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.” How can two people hear the same thing but get different meanings? It happens all the time. We can hear the same Scripture passage and come away with totally different meanings. Richard Rohr’s suggests that we need to hear everything “with the mind and heart” of Christ. This means we hear things through the perspective of love.

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One thought on “July 23, 2015 (Matt 13:10-17)

  1. “… Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not….”
    Those words would seem to say that the Apostles had been granted an understanding of Jesus’ teaching that the crowds had not; yet many times Our Lord became frustrated with even their lack of understanding. It really doesn’t seem to come clear to them until the Holy Spirit comes upon them with Her gifts of wisdom, knowledge and understanding at Pentecost.
    I think two people can hear the same words and walk away with two different meanings, when one person is relying on human understanding and the other is relying on the grace of the Holy Spirit.

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