Friday, December 3, 2010

Do you have an ear?

Today's Reading: Revelation 2

To anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Revelation 2:29 NRSV

To anyone with an ear?

Is this sarcasm in Revelation?

Don't we all have ears? Well, yes, although some with ears can't hear. And some people won't hear. Selective hearing, you know.

Okay, we know that we all have ears. So we are asked to listen. And not listen to just anybody but the Spirit.

The Spirit is not speaking to us as individuals, however. The Spirit is speaking to the churches, the worshipping communities of Jesus Christ.

This is a message for the community. The entire message that John is sharing is for the churches. Not for individuals.

What does your own community of believers need to hear from the Spirit at this time?

God, we have ears to hear. Help us to listen, not just to society or one another. Help us in our worshiping communities to listen to the Spirit. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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