Tuesday, July 18, 2017

15th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, 19-07-17

Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12 / Matthew 11:25-27

As much as we have the ability to see and to hear, yet the power of observation is like a variable factor.

So as much as we see and hear a lot of things, we also exercise selective seeing and selective hearing.

Then from what we want to see and want to hear, the next thing is what is it that captures our attention or our interest, and that will be the object of our observation.

In the 1st reading, what captured the attention and interest of Moses was the bush that was blazing but it was not being burnt up.

His curiosity led him towards the burning bush, and that was when the Lord God called out to him and revealed His plan for him.

Of course it was the strange sight of the bush that was blazing but not being burnt up that caught the attention and interest of Moses and he went further to observe it.

We may not have this unique experience of seeing a burning bush as what Moses had.

Nonetheless God still reveals Himself to us in what we see and hear, and what catches our attention and interest.

And when we "observe" all these signs in prayer, then God will reveal Himself to us and prompt us to discover His will for us.

So we need to have the heart of a little child to observe and look deeply at the things around us. Then we will know that God speaks to us all the time, and reveals Himself to us in those situations where He wants His will to be done.