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Whoever has ears to hear,
let him hear.
Jesus is quoted often as saying “let those who have ears to hear, hear.” Because of my tendency to think fast I have been accused of not listening. There might be some partial truth to these accusations but actually I have a good sets of ears to listen, the way Jesus talks about it. Sometimes I do not want to hear what I hear but I listen anyway. What I have a hard time doing is listening and not acting on the message I hear. How people can hear about terrible war crimes our president and government commit, “crimes against humanity”, and still support the government and president I do not know.
Our pastor here in Milwaukee of the original Catholic Church created to keep black Catholics separate from white Catholics writes poetry. Here is what he had to say about listening.
Do you have ears to hear?