Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/043019.cfm
Jesus said to Nicodemus: “‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus answered and said to him, ‘How can this happen?” Jesus answered and said to him, “You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this? Amen, amen, I say to you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony. If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
Jesus calls out this man who teaches the word of God to the people because he has seen and listened to Jesus and still did not understand. He apparently listened but did not pay attention. We are all guilty of that. We “assume” we know what God is saying, but we are really not listening to His words, we do not hear what he says. When that happens we usually end up not doing God’s will. How carefully do you listen?
Prayer: Heavenly Father give me ears to listen, eyes to see and a heart to do your will. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen and Alleluia!
The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty, Alleluia!