Lent 2020 | Day 22: “Listen”

With everything happening, it has been interesting to see what people have become more aware of. For some people it’s their relationships. For others it was how much time was dedicated to one activity or another. For some it has been how unprepared or how prepared they were for a hardship.

Regardless of the thing that has increased this awareness, what I have noticed is that we are listening more. Not just half-heartedly paying attention. That is still happening I’m sure. But I find that more people are actually listening to friends, family, their heart, and most importantly God.

One of the greatest challenges in life is to be present in the moment. And now that the majority of the world is being asked to stay indoors we are not being distracted as often as we normally are. There is only so much you can do when you are confined to you home. You have to get creative. You have to really pay attention to what you really want, not just to pass the time. But to fulfill you soul. You can only do this when you listen.

As we continue preparing for Easter morning, I would encourage us to be more intentional in our listening. To really make an effort to do the hard work of staying in the moment. If we do, we may just learning something we have need to learn for a while. But never gave ourselves the time to accept.

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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